Tension runs high among the parents of the students of Little Flower School, Changangei Imphal today after the school authority did not open the school gate due to apprehension of unwanted consequences by the militants’ threats. A faction of KCP (MC) who had been banning the 5 Catholic Schools had threatened to turn the school premises into war field through a press released issue to media houses yesterday after parents, guardians and some students’ organizations force the school to reopen from yesterday. The press statement was appeared at some of the local dailies but parents daring the threat came to school today morning to drop their wards as the school transporters too stopped transportation of the children due to fear of unwanted consequences. However, as the school authority did not open the gate till 7.30 am, the parents and guardians of the students started shouting the authority to open the gate. Volunteers of DESAM who had also came at the spot along with the parents and guardians assured the school authority of complete protection of the school and the students by remaining at the school till the classes are over.
The threats to these Catholic mission schools by a KCP (MC) are an open secret and everyone in the state knows about it. However, when Imphal Times reporters visited the school no policemen are seen which means that the matter is not consider serious by the present government.
It may be mention that student body AMSU had also appealed the school authorities to resume the classes from today. In a press conference held yesterday evening the student body said that their volunteers will make human chain in front of the schools to assured full security to the students and the school.
Meanwhile, a meeting of the parents and guardians of the students of St. Joseph’s School will be held at the school premises tomorrow at 9 am tomorrow. Parents and guardians are asked to attend the meeting along with their wards.