Thousands of Kuki-Zo people in the border town of Moreh staged a sit-in-protest demanding restoration of peace in the region.
The protest, jointly organised by the Kuki Students' Organisation Moreh Block and Kuki Women Union and Human Rights Moreh, was also joined by the Moreh Private Schools Association, Kuki Inpi Tengnoupal, and Hill Tribal Council Moreh.
The protest condemned the alleged attempt to destroy educational institutions by burning down three high schools in the town and the alleged delay tactics of removal of Manipur police commandos from Tengnoupal district.
The sit-in-Protest was held at Moreh bazar from 9 am in the morning.
Anthony Tongmang Mate, secretary, Moreh Private Schools Association (MOPSA), said they are in deep pain to see how children and students are deprived of education in Moreh highlighting that hardly only five months of schooling were enjoyed last year by the students.
The MOPSA also expressed deep disappointment upon the state's Security Advisor Kuldiep Singh for deliberately omitting the torching of educational institutions in Moreh in his press briefing.
Meanwhile, the memorandum signed jointly by KSO Moreh Block, Kuki Women Union and Human Rights Moreh, and Moreh Private Schools Association submitted to the Union Home Minister Amit Shah through DC Tengnoupal demand for restoration of normal public life in Moreh border town.