Decrying the targeted attacks allegedly carried out by 26 Sector Assam Rifles against the people of Pallel, Meira Paibis and womenfolk of Pallel staged a sit-in at Pallel Khongnang Achouba makhong on Thursday.
The sit-in was held under the initiative of United Committee, Pallel.
Protestors vehemently condemned the horrific violence that broke out in Pallel last Friday, alleging that the Assam Rifles personnel brutally assaulted the womenfolk, tore the tricolour, blocked the crowd who came to aid the village at Leimangai Chingjin and fired upon the mob, causing two civilian casualties and several injuries.
Various placards which read ‘Don’t make Pallel a war field by Assam Rifles’, ‘Remove Assam Rifles from Pallel/Manipur’, ‘Go back Assam Rifles’, ‘We condemn AR’s Atrocities and one-sided acts’, ‘Is Assam Rifle’s bullet made for Meiteis?’, ‘Enact NRC in Manipur’, ‘Act Indian Government’, ‘We want peace’, ‘Compensate the two bereaved families’ and ‘Appoint appropriate government job to the nearest relatives of the two departed souls immediately’ etc. were displayed during the protest.
He said that they were deeply in pain and felt extreme pity for the Indian Captain as he does not have a home anymore to shelter.
He then urged the authority concerned, the Centre, and the state Government to look into the grievances of the Indian Captain.
The Blue Colts Captain has five siblings (three elder sisters, one younger brother, and one sister).