North East Dialogue Forum (NEDF) strongly condemn the bomb blast at Moreh yesterday. In a press communiqué the forum said that the place of blast is only 150 mts. away from the police station and 100 mts. away from the Assam Rifle camp. It said during the bomb blast, the security personnel are doing frisking. The area is carefully and fully protected by the security forces.
Acknowledge the bomb to have been strategically planted so that civilians are not killed or affected, the forum questions on the identity of the person who had planted the bomb.
“Why security forces and intelligence failed to get the information of such attack? What is the intention of such powerful bomb blast? Who can do such bomb blast in such security tight area? People are extremely traumatized because of the last ambush on 4th June, 2015 and counter insurgency operation by the Indian armed forces. Why such perpetrator is so much interested to frighten the civilians?” the forum asked.
It said the Indian government has the full responsibility to protect the civilians. If Indian government cannot protect the people in Manipur, people should start debate to find political option to be initiated. The forum calls the international community to help the civilian population to protect from such war crimes because India denied to recognize our concern and sorrow.