PLA claims blast attack

14 November 2017

IMPHAL | Nov 13

The proscribed Revolutionary People’s Front (RPF) in a release has claimed responsibility for the blast that occurred at 6.10 am today on the near Maha Mani Village under Chandel district. It said the PLA’s Demolition Unit accomplished the mission.

The release signed by assistance secretary, publicity, Bangkim also said two Assam Rifles jawans were killed in the attack and five others injured.

It said it is known everywhere in the world that since India forcefully occupied Manipur, 8983 people have been killed under AFSPA,  1528  people fake encounters and several others missing after being arrested.

India can no longer deny the charges of human rights violations in the SAARC and UN meetings, it continued. After the same reports of human rights violations were brought up at United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) on May 4, 2017, there is an ongoing debate on whether AFSPA should be repealed or not, it said.

 After questions were put up as to why AFSPA was implemented in the first place, India in order to cover its crimes, started initiating ‘Look East Policy’ now ‘Act East Policy’ and started constructing roadways and bridges, appointed new posts in the government etc, in a hurried manner, it continued.

However, these acts were not done out of love for the people of the Northeast, they were carried out to make a false impression to other countries and to further oppress the people, it said.     

The army still continues to kill people by using hired hands and their lap dogs. They also use these stooges to even kill women or to extort money from the civilians in the guise of revolutionary organisations, it alleged.

When the army was found involved in drug trafficking, the people had expressed that there will be no peace as long as the army is present, it said. The people must realise that the coloniser India and its colonial forces like the army is plotting to oppress the people forever, it added.

The chief of army staff from the war office of the party commended the Demolition Unit of PLA, those who planned the attack and completed the mission, it added.


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