Many condemn ambush on Thaisii
Imphal, November 15: The Core Committee of the four Autonomous District Councils of Chandel, Senapati, Ukhrul and Tamenglong, Poumai Naotoumai Me (Poumai Women’s Organisation) and Senapati District Wrestling Association, Manipur (SDWAM) have strongly condemned the ambush on Minister of Education and YAS DD Thaisii by some unidentified armed persons at a spot in between Purul and Maram on November 12 that left one of the Minister’s escort personnel injured.
In a statement jointly signed by its Convenor R K Kaba, Secretary Anizote M, Member John Raleng, Member D Ringo, Member S Mohring, Member RK James, Member Alar Thoitak and Member Ramwangding, the Core Committee observed that to achieve one’s goal or wish at the cost of one’s life is not good in every aspect.
The Core Committee has also expressed strong reservation against the statement of UNC Secretary Gaidong Kamei, which appeared in the local dailies, saying that no Naga Councillors would be allowed to return to their respective villages even after expiry of their tenure as well as debar them from campaigning for the upcoming State Assembly election.
Condemnation the life attempt on Minister DD Thaisii, Poumai Naotoumai Ne, asserted that any violence and anti-social activities designed by any individuals/groups that violate the right to life and bring the innocent lives under threat can’t be tolerated at any cost.
In a statement jointly signed by its President SK Tabitha and Secretary L Rone, the Poumai women’s body has also called upon all those behind the incident to seek solution only through dialogue and not through violence or threat.
In another statement, Senapati District Wrestling Association, Manipur (SDWAM) demanded that the responsible group or individuals to come out with an explanation over the extreme step carried out at a time when the people are struggling hard to harmonize amongst themselves.
The Senapati District Students’ Association (SDSA) strongly condemned the attacked on the convey of D.D Thaisii, YAS and Education Minister on November 12 at Rai Basti which is located between Maram Bazaar and Koide Village in Senapati District.
In a press release issued by President, SDSA, LR John expressed shock over the deadly attack carried out with intention of murdering the Minister and prayed for speedy recovery of Sanii Pao, Subedar, 4th IRB, who was seriously injured in the attacked.
The Poumai Naga Union (PNU) has also strongly condemned the ‘life attempt’ of D.D Thaisii on his way to his native village Purul.
In a statement, PNU said that it believes in peace and reconciliation and under such process violence/bloodshed is condemned in strongest term. Further, failure of the State Government to provide adequate security for VVIP is condemnable.