Protestors took out a mass rally on Tuesday, demanding to book the culprits and trace out the whereabouts of Hijam Linthoingambi and Phijam Hemanjit who have been missing since July 6.
After the two students went missing, the locals of Takyel Kolom Leikai have been mounting pressure upon the government and authority concerned to trace out the missing students. However, no clues have been reportedly found by state police so far though a CCTV footage had shown them riding towards Nambol in Bishnupur district on the morning of July 6.
Linthoingambi and Hemanjit recently graduated from Tamphasana Higher secondary school and Kindergarten School respectively.
Before the rally began, protestors gathered at a community hall located at Takyel Kolom Leikai, Imphal West.
One Ngasepam Bimola, a protestor, told the media that both the students have been missing since July 6, and after a case was registered by the family members, the last mobile location of Hemanjit was found to be at Lamdan, Churachandpur district which is a Kuki dominated area.
She said the state government should trace out the whereabouts of two students who have been missing. The state government should deploy additional forces and trace out the two missing students though the area they went missing is a vulnerable spot due to the present turmoil, she added.
“We want peace and the Central government should take necessary steps to bring back normalcy in Manipur or else many other students may fall victim to the present clash,” Bimola appealed.
The rally started from the community hall of Takyel Kolom Leikai with placards that read, ‘Book the Kuki terrorists’, ‘Why govt is silent’, ‘Govt should trace out the two missing students’, ‘Book the culprits’ and others.
Manipur state police blocked the rally at Tera Bazaar and six of the representatives were allowed to submit a memorandum to Prime Minister Narendra Modi through MLA Sapam Kunjakeswor Singh; chief minister N Biren Singh and governor Anusuiya Uikey