The Haochong Youth Club (HYC) and Haochong Student Organisation (HSO) on Sunday raised strong condemnations, alleging that armed miscreants physically assaulted a driver at Kangchup Chingkhong around 5.45 pm on Saturday.
A joint release stated that Michael Inka, a driver affiliated with the 102 Ambulance Service attached to the Primary Health Centre (PHC) of Haochong was in the process of transporting essential medicines and supplies for the Haochong area when the incident occurred.
It said that some armed miscreants falsely accused the driver, an Inpui (Kabui) Naga, who is a resident of Haochong of transporting medicines for the Kukis. The incident has instilled fear and apprehension among the populace, and if such incidents are left unaddressed, they have the latent potential to escalate, potentially resulting in conflicts.
“We urge the government to take immediate action against those culprits and to enhance security measures along the route which is situated in an active conflict zone. The government must ensure the safety of civilians and individuals engaged in essential services, prevent further untoward incidents, and uphold peace in the state,” it mentioned.
Expressing deep concern by the current crisis in the state, the release stated that it is actively working with government agencies and Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) to facilitate normalcy in the state.