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PREPAK claims series of blasts occurred on the eve of Republic Day celebration

by Rinku Khumukcham
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Imphal, Jan 27:

The proscribed People’s Revolutionary Party of Kangleipak(PREPAK) has claimed responsibility for the series of bomb blasts that took place at various places of the state.
A statement by Mangal Khuman , Publicity Officer, Dept. of Publicity and Propaganda , PREPAK , said that the bomb blast that occurred at Gandhi Statue platform in Ukhrul town at 5.15 pm of January 25, a day ahead of the Republic Day Celebration, the blast that occurred near Iron bridge of Khurkhul and Sekmai under Sekmai Police station at around 11.30 pm on the same day and the blasts that was triggered at around 6.15 pm of January 26 at Wangkhei Yonglan Leirak Machine were the handiwork of the special task force A, B, and C of the Red Army (PREPAK).
The statement of the PREPAK also stated that they also planted bombs at Kiyamgei Pal Ahanbi at NH 39, Keiroa Langdum Lamkhai under Irilbung Police Satation and also at the road side between Heingangkhong Pangei to Saikul Road. However, due to the fortune of the state force those bombs were not blasted.
“Those bombs planted and blasted were the work of the PREPAK and its Red Army to show that the PREPAK is against the celebration of the Republic Day and such blast were occurred in the past too to oppose the Republic Day of the Colonial regime”, the PREPAK statement said.
It added that the planting and blasting of bomb to hamper the Republic Day celebration is to show solidarity to the joint body of armed Rebel group CORCOM and other like minded rebel groups who stands against the Indian colonialism in the region.
The statement however apologized to the blast at Ukhrul where civilians were injured. It said that the blast occurred due to error in the timer setting conducted by the Special Task Force A of the PREPAK.
Giving reason on why the PREPAK and other rebel groups opposed the Indian republic day the PREAPAK statement said that the erstwhile nation Kangleipak lost its sovereignty in 1949 after the then nominal king of Manipur was forcibly made signed the so called merger agreement at Shillong. It said that the Manipur government celebrates the Republic Day function to please the Delhi government.

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