Restrain giving communal tinge to Mamangching incident: Manipur Maoist
IMPHAL, June 20: The proscribed Maoist Communist Party of Manipur in a press statement signed by its Secretary Publicity and Propaganda, Nonglem Meitei has stated that a team consisting of the members of Central Committee of the party in consultation with leaders of different communities is trying to bring an amicable solution to the ongoing land dispute between Mamangching of Thoubal District and its surrounding areas.
The ongoing dispute is because of the deafening silence maintained by those who are in the power of the state, said the statement. Vote bank politics is being played by taking side with a particular community by a few leaders it said. Further, the party has appealed the people not to give a communal tinge to the incident, adding that it should be taken as a petty dispute between two neighbouring village. It is very unfortunate that a few narrow-minded people are trying to flare up the issue for their political gain.
The party reiterating its earlier call of observing the International Day of The World Indigenous Peoples on August 9, it has appealed all the communities to give cooperation for a successful observation of the festival. It further appealed for maintaining tranquility and avoid from indulging in any action that might trigger unnecessary tension among the indigenous communities. The misunderstandings that have happened in the past between the communities is because of the divisive policies of the Indian State. There is a need to evolve a counter-strategy in the revolutinery movement of Manipur. For this, a joint effort from the intellectuals and the civil society organisations is needed, said the statement. The said indigenous festival should serve as a common platform for all communities of Manipur, it added.
125 IEDs detected by CoBRA commandos in J’khand
Ranchi, June 21: Foiling Naxals’ plan of a major ambush, security forces in Jharkhand on Saturday detected and destroyed 125 improvised bombs planted in a series along a road in Lohardaga district. Officials said the explosives were detected at around 10 am in Madanpur-Lawapani area of the district when a CoBRA commando team of CRPF was on patrol.
The troops of the specialised anti-Maoist force of the paramilitary recovered the 125 Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) cleverly hidden beneath a dirt track which is usually taken for routine movement in the area. “Once the IEDs were activated it could have claimed numerous lives. Experts are now checking for any signs of Maoists in the area and are also looking for the trigger mechanism of the locally assembled bombs,” a senior official said.