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Tribal bodies calls 48 hours Eco-blockade at NH-17 against vandalism of Kabui village at Lilong area

by Rinku Khumukcham
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Imphal, Nov 11:

Taking strong exception to the recent confrontation between villagers of Chingkham Kabui (Rongmei) Village and some groups of people from Lilong area under the aegis of Lilong Chingkham Maya Development Organization, the Joint Tribe Students Association (JTSA) has called 48 hours Economic Blockade on NH-37 from 4 pm today while, All Tribal Rights Protection Forum Manipur (ATRPFM) condemned the incident in the strongest term. The tribal bodies alleged the intruders to the Chingkham Kabui villages taking the law in their hand and condemns such act in the strongest term. It however thank the police team for their timely intervention.
“We regret the vandalism committed by some group at the outset, the tribal body said in a statement and condemned the Lilong Chingkham Maya Development Organization’s (LCMDO) for allegedly committing illegal activities against the minority Rongmei Kabui.
The JTSA demanded the government to seriously deal with the matter by arresting those culprits who led the vandalism at Chingkham Rongmei (Kabui) village within 24 hours as per law of the land. The JTSA also appealed to the State Government to take stringent action against all individuals, leaders, and organizations who try to create communal tensions which would disturb the peaceful co-existence time and again.
Other demand of the JTSA includes immediate construction of the Chingkham Police Outpost at the earliest in a time-bound manner. Construction of a boundary line with fencing/identity marks surrounding Chingkham village, so that any encroachment of village land in the future can be prevented. And deployment of security force round the clock in and around Chingkham Kabui village to protect against any encroachments, threats, illegal activities by the surrounding miscreants.
The JTSA further demanded compensation for the vandalized houses and properties within 1(one) week time.
The LCMDO action of vandalizing the houses of Minority Rongmei (Kabui) is unacceptable and barbaric which is highly condemned, and thus their action has invited to react at the Interest of the people, to prevent from further untoward incident. Therefore, the JTSA left with no other option but to declare a 48 hour Non Violence Economic Blockade along NH 37 from 4 PM today evening until and unless the Government give assurance In writing and provide assurance by the State Government that such unfortunate and barbaric incident Is not occurred In near future. Failure to do so will lead to another wave of democratic agitation in the interest of the people. All trucks are requested to station at their respective location along NH-37 and report to us if they face any difficulties within the period of the bandh. JTSA appealed to authorities of villages along NH-37 to co-operate and extend their best possible assistance in the interest of the people, it added in the statement.
Meanwhile, the All Tribal Rights Protection Forum Manipur (ATRPFM) also condemn the unwanted incidents occured between Chingkham Kabui Village and Lilong Chingkham Maya Development Organisation (LCMDO) regarding the land disputes.
The ATRPFM appealed both the conflicting parties to maintain mutual tolerance and settle the matter as per the law of the land and as per the historical ownership of the land in question.
The ATRPFM however condemn the act of violence and vandalism of houses of the residents of Chingkham Kabui Village by mob led by LCMDO taking the advantages of the ethnic minority of Kabui inhabitants in the area.
“We strongly demand befitting punishment against the culprits who take laws in their own hands under encouragement and motivation of majority mentality. The violence committed against the minority community in the area is purely based on majority suppression and oppression which is illegal, and therefore they should be booked and punished in accordance with law, failing which majority community anywhere in the State can commit such peculiarly dangerous nature of offenses in the days to come and has a huge potential to create communal conflicts” a statement said.

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