Moreh, July 20,
Molnoi Area Kuki women Human Right and Kuki Women Human Right, Chandel District denounced the state authority over failure to arrest culprits who were responsible to the attack on civilian residence in Moreh at 2 am on July 13.
On that day unknown militants fire several rounds of gunshot to the civilian residents at Moreh destructing various properties. No human casualty was occurred miraculously.
The two body in a press statement term the incident as one of the deadliest terror or militant attacks in the history of Manipur, the armed militants numbering about ten or more used sophisticated weapons including automatic rifles, lethod bombs and hand grenades in the attack that lasted for over 45 minutes to inflict maximum casualty and deaths on innocent civilians. The attackers also assaulted Paokhogin Haokip, Lambu, ADC Moreh.
The statement further added that the residential houses that were savagely attacked belong to Thongkhomang Touthang, Chongkholun Lhungdim and (L) Onkholet Haokip – located at Gamnom
Veng, Ward Number 2, Moreh in Tengnoupal district.
“Many properties, including vehicles, were also destroyed in the attack in which over 100 rounds of bullets were fired and a number of lethod bombs and hand grenades lobbed into the houses. Thongminlun Haokip, president of TSA Moreh block, his pregnant wife and two children both below five years who live in one of the houses and others have been heavily traumatised.
“Clearly the attack was carried out with an evil design to cause mass murder and terror. Do we live under a democratic government that protects children and civilian population or do we live under the bondage of some armed terrorists who terrorise and murder innocent children and women?
“Why have not the government taken any punitive actions against the attackers till now? If the government is not harbouring the culprits or encouraging such terror attacks, the government must immediately hunt down and severely punish the perpetrators according to the law of the land and
also take up effective preventive measures to ensure no such attacks occur again in the future.
The Molnoi Area Kuki women Human Right and Kuki Women Human Right, Chandel District further demanded stringent actions against the culprits by arresting all those militants involved in the attacked and the person who mastermind behind the attack and bring them all to justice beside seizing their weapon. The organisation also demand to remove the armed militant group responsible for the attack permanently from Moreh and its surrounds.
Other demands put up are – To provide financial assistance to the anguished families to
compensate for the loss of properties and damaged vehicles in the attack and to provide trauma support.