Condemning the killing of SDPO Moreh, Chingtham Anand Kumar, by Kuki militants, Manipur Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) president K Meghachandra on Tuesday lamented the negligence of the state government in restoring normalcy in violence-hit Manipur, which has persisted for almost six months.
Speaking to the media at the Congress Bhawan in Imphal, Meghachandra expressed deep concerns over the safety of security personnel tasked with maintaining law-and-order in the region. He emphasised that their lives are at risk, and they find themselves unable to protect lives, properties, and uphold the Indian Constitution.
Meghachandra voiced his dissatisfaction with the government's response, accusing it of defending its position while failing to address the deteriorating law and order situation.
He stated that the killing of the SDPO on duty by Kuki militants is a significant evidence of a complete breakdown in law-and-order in Manipur and alleged that governance is no more in some hill districts.
Expressing deep concern that the government has not accepted moral responsibility for the complete failure of law and order in Manipur over the past six months, he pointed out that the Supreme Court has even acknowledged this failure in its observations.
Meghachandra further questioned the lack of positive development or steps taken by the government to restore normalcy in Manipur, asking, "How long will the government continue to suppress the voices of the public, CSOs, and political parties?"
Earlier in the morning, the MPCC commemorated the 148th Birth Anniversary of Sadar Vallabhbhai Patel and 38th Death Anniversary of Indira Gandhi at Congress Bhawan in Imphal.