Imphal, Sept 8,
A joint statement of the Revolutionary peoples’ Front (RPF) and the Manipur Naga People’s Front (NPF) to recounted the series of attack to Assam Rifles camp.
The statement said that a special team of the PLA’s Tactical Command attack a team of 31 Assam Rifles on July 9, 2018 at Kangpat Khunou and Khunlen. On 19 July combine team of 252 Mobile Battalion of PLA and the MNPF attack the camp of the 4 Assam Rifles camp at Aibol Village in Chandel district. Following this the joint rebel group again attack the camp of 4 Assam Rifles on September 5 morning at around 5.45 am Aigyang Village using sophisticated weapon like RPG and light machine gun. On September 7 at around 9 am the same combine rebel group attack a convoy of 4 AR in between Aibol and Joupi Village in Chandel district. During the series of attack the RPF and MNPF claimed to have killed two personnel of the Assam Rifles and injuring several others besides destroying parts of the camps.
The statement signed by the Assistant Publicity Secretary of RPF , Bangkim and Deputy Secretary Publicity of the MNPF M.K. Mashun further stated that the mean minded India while trying to strengthen their colonial rule has been dividing various ethnic community of the state by spewing venoms and also by creating an environment of fear psychosis.
It added that the war on the people has make many people still wet their eyes with tears and pain of their departed near and dear one who falls as a victim of the atrocities committed towards the civilians.
Both the rebel group justify the war waging against the government of India for restoration of the lost freedom after the region has been forcibly annexed by them. Suppression by might has been succeeded in the history. It is natural that conflict always occurred between the oppressors and the oppressed people, the statement said.
The statement further stated that the PLA and the MNPF with other like minded groups will keep continuing the war against the colonial rulers until they are totally thrown out.
William Gurumayum, Sub-Editor of Imphal Times is a resident of Sagolband Salam Leikai. He has been with Imphal Times since beginning. A avid adventure lover, writes mostly travelogue.
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