The Communist Party of India (CPI) on Friday drew attention of the authorities concerned to set up a permanent outpost of paramilitary or state police at the peripheral regions neighbouring Kangvai of Churachandpur district.
A release issued by CPI Kumbi Local Council secretary in-charge N Gyaneswor Singh stated that the villages of Bishnupur district neighbouring Kangvai such as Haotak Tampha Khullen, Torbung Bangla, Saiton Nganukol and Saiton Heiyaikon are still facing unabated threats from suspected Kuki militants even after the entire villages had been vandalised, looted and burnt.
“The AR team which was deployed two days ago had already left the day after. Although, two commando teams of state police had been stationed in the area, without a permanent security outpost, the villagers do not feel safe to begin rebuilding their residences,” it read.
With barely enough protections from security personnel, the men of the villages armed with slingshots and few licensed guns had been keeping watch around the clock barely holding their grounds against the trained and heavily armed Kuki militants, it claimed.