Northeast

Meira Paibis block Phundrei Lamkhai Road, NH-102

The road was blocked demanding the release of the two village volunteers who were apprehended by the 37 AR personnel from Sora Market, on Tuesday.

ByThoubal Correspondent

Updated 12 Jun 2024, 6:09 pm

Representational image (PHOTO: Pixabay)
Representational image (PHOTO: Pixabay)

Meira Paibis of Khongjom Circle erected blockade at Phundrei Lamkhai road stretch Imphal-Moreh, NH-102, on Wednesday morning demanding release the two Village Volunteers of Langathel Village in Thoubal district, who were apprehended by 37 Assam Rifles of Phundrei.

The blockade caused disruption to commuters, leaving them stranded. As per sources, the two village volunteers were apprehended by the 37 AR personnel from Sora Market, on Tuesday around 4.30 pm.

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The village volunteers were identified as Iriba Meitei of Wabagai and Sanathoi Meitei of Hiyanglam.

Speaking to media, a Meira Paibi claimed that the two village volunteers were apprehended by the 37 AR personnel from Sora Market, while on their way for marketing. Residents continue to remain in the dark regarding their whereabouts, as the Assam Rifles personnel did not disclose any information.

She accused the state government for what she perceived as favoritism towards Kuki militants and questioned the government's intentions.

Highlighting the disparity in treatment, she claimed that despite Kuki militants target Meitei villages without any hindrance the government remain as silent spectators opting to take action only against village volunteers.

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She further warned of an intensified blockade, if the authorities fail to promptly release the two individuals and hand them over to the residents, asserting that no legal proceedings should be pursued against them.

Notably, residents of Langathel and Khongjom Circle rallied at Khongjom Police Station and Phundrei 37 AR post, urging for the immediate release of two apprehended volunteers by 37 AR.

The situation escalated further tension till late night as the AR post resorted to firing bullets at the demonstrators.

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Thoubal Correspondent

Thoubal Correspondent

THOUBAL district, Manipur

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