Imphal, Jan 11:
P. Sanahanbi, Co-convenor of the Thawai Meerel, passionately appealed to all the mothers of Manipur to unite and collectively strategize for the upcoming third Nupee Lal. She emphasized the numerous inadequacies of the state government in effectively managing the prolonged conflict in Manipur, which has persisted for over eight months.
During a press conference held at the Manipur Press Club in Imphal, Sanahanbi articulated, “As the people of Manipur continue to endure the repercussions of the ongoing law and order crisis, it is disheartening to note that Kuldiep Singh, the Security Advisor of Manipur, has remarked that the assaults on Meiteis by Kuki militants do not involve foreign nationals. This statement is truly regrettable.”
She continued with a resolute tone, “The public is grappling with numerous challenges imposed upon the people of Manipur for many months now. Hence, starting today, I earnestly implore all the mothers of Manipur to join hands, make a unified decision, and ready themselves for the impending third Nupee Lan.”
The collective brought to light a series of recent incidents that have significantly heightened existing concerns. They sounded the alarm regarding the deployment of newly recruited Indian Reserved Battalion (IRB) personnel to Assam for training, expressing serious apprehensions about the safety of both their journey and their training center. The group emphatically communicated their determination to impede their departure from the state unless the government provides unequivocal assurances regarding their well-being.
In addition, the group focused attention on a reported oil leakage in the Kanto Sabal area, asserting that it was a deliberate act aimed at harming Meitei residents. They demanded swift action to address this intentional environmental hazard. Finally, the collective voiced profound concerns about a recent attack orchestrated by suspected Kuki militants in the Bishnupur district. This distressing incident resulted in the assault and tragic loss of three civilians, with one individual still unaccounted for.