Imphal, April 28,
Condemnation continues to pour in against the burning of the St. Joseph School at Sugnu by unidentified miscreants on the evening of April 25. Even though police had arrested some suspects who are responsible to the burning of the school, many civil society body are not happy as no charge sheet has been filed against them.
The ‘Zillai’, Vaiphei Students Association, Chandel District Manipur expressed shock and anger to the burning of the premier educational institution in Sugnu area.
“The uncivilized action of some misguided people who resorted to violence will greatly hamper the future of all the students studying in the school”, a statement released by Secretary Information and Publicity of Vaiphei Students Association said.
The Association also reaffirmed its commitment to stand with the management of St. Joseph School and assured to offer each unflinching support in the rebuilding works for the sake of the students’ community.
The Hill District Private School Association, Manipur also expressed strong condemnation to the torching of the St. Joseph School Sugnu.
“For long, the hill people are living in the dark deprived of civilization and development and it is proud to say that it is through the private schools with limited resources in hill districts of Manipur that many of our children got the privilege to compete with the outside world”, the statement signed by Rev. Rd. Joykumar (Vice President of Hill District Private School Association, Manipur) and Seikhom Kipgen (General Secretary, Hill District Private School Association, Manipur) said.
The statement further said that to bring a holistic development of the students, it is sometimes inevitable to use corrective measures. It should be realized that building of a student is collective work of the teachers, parents and the society. The association also sought cooperation of all the stake holders for better education in future.
The association also appealed the authority concerned to leave no stone unturned in finding the arsonists, put them on trial and make them realize their inhumane act so that it is not repeated in future.
The Chandel Naga Peoples’ Organisation also echoed the pain and sorrow of the people to the burning of the St. Joseph School.
In a statement the CNPO said that the psychological trauma perpetrated at the learning institutions which had provided good humanly services in the area for the past many decades by the miscreants of the criminal activities which happened on April 25 is strongly condemnable and such barbaric and inhuman activities should be denounced by all civilized society. The CNPO also appealed the perpetrator to shun violence and give chance to peace.
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