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DMCC condemns cold-blooded murder and reign of terror by narco-terrorists to occupy border town Moreh in Manipur

by Guru Aribam Naocha
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The Delhi Meetei Coordinating Committee (DMCC) vehemently condemns the cold-blooded murder of Chingtham Anandkumar, the Sub-Divisional Police Officer (SDPO) posted at Moreh, Manipur, by Kuki militants on October 31.
The DMCC also strongly denounced the persistent attacks on the police deployed at Moreh, whose duty is to restore peace and safeguard the lives and properties of innocent civilians from the reign of terror imposed by the Kuki militants.
“Moreh has become a strategic target for the Kuki militants, aiming to establish a drug haven and monopolize the international trade route at the expense of other coexisting communities or minorities. The deliberate attacks by Kuki militants since the early 1990s, leading to the cleansing, displacement, and wiping out of minority Tangkhul Nagas, reflect a disturbing trend”, the DMCC said in a statement.
Despite the substantial deployment of Central Security Forces, the Government of India’s response to the plea for cleansing Moreh town and the Imphal-Moreh route from the clutches of Kuki militants has remained inadequate. The murder of Anandkumar and the armed assaults on on-duty police officers by Kuki militants have been made possible due to the impunity and favoritism enjoyed by the latter under the guise of the Suspension of Operation (SoO). Such acts, promoting a reign of terror by narco-terrorists, are unacceptable in a democratic society.
The DMCC also criticized the failure of the Government of India as well as the Security Advisor of Manipur’s inability to ensure his safety. The Security Advisor, appointed since 5th May 2023, also chairs the Unified Command.
The DMCC questioned the decision to send only Manipur police commandos as reinforcement and not a combined team of Manipur police commandos, Para Military Forces, and the Indian Army. Despite the deployment of over 60,000 security forces in the state.
Unfortunately, Manipur police reinforcement team was ambushed and three commandos – S. Thuikhavang, S. Sekharjit, and L. Bangkim Singh – sustained bullet injuries and were airlifted to Raj Medicity Hospital for treatment. The police convoy was attacked at two different locations on the Indo-Mynamar international highway whilst it was on its way to Moreh. They were first ambushed at Bongyang village, but the police did not retaliate and continued their journey to Moreh. The second ambush took place at K Sinam village, where an exchange of fire took place. If combined security team was sent as reinforcement to Moreh, this bloody ambush carried out by Kuki militants could have been averted with a combined security team in place.
The DMCC said that the ongoing conflict in Manipur stems from the government’s crackdown on mass poppy cultivation in hill areas, the ‘War on Drugs’ mission, efforts to protect reserved forest and protected areas, and wildlife sanctuaries.
The prolonged six-month violence underscores the failure of the Government of India to take action against the perpetrators of violence and to discontinue the Suspension of Operation with Kuki militants, the DMCC added and urged the Government of India to take decisive action to revoke the SoO agreement entirely and implement stringent measures to prevent further violence and unrest.

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