Selected candidates of 10th, 11th IRB and others on Thursday appealed to the authorities concerned to allocate training centres to the selected within Manipur.
The candidates stated that allocating training outside Manipur during the tense situation would mount insurmountable pressure on the candidates particularly from the valley.
Speaking to the media at Manipur Press Club, Imphal, one of the selected candidates Kishan Saikhom stated that alloting a training outside the state for the selected candidates would be reasonable if the state was not in turmoil.
“The Manipur Police Training Academy at Pangei is vacant at the moment and as such, the training can be conducted there. But there is a possibility that the training centre for the state candidates maybe alloted in Assam,” he said.
He highlighted that the candidates submitted a four point memorandum at the CM’s office regarding the issue.
Some of the demands included in the memorandum are providing the training centre for the candidates at Pangei, abstaining from training if the centre is allotted outside Manipur, making special consideration for the candidates staying in relief camps and providing ample time for candidates who lost their documents in the conflict to procure them.
He informed them that the CM’s office had notified them that the matter would be resolved within the next few days.
He pointed out that around 2,300 candidates had been selected out of which around 300 candidates belonged from the conflicting community.
He stated that separate arrangements could be made for them while other non-conflicting communities could train at the training academy at Pangei.
“Dire situations call for dire measures and this is one of them. The selected candidates from the valley would happily oblige if the circumstances were normal,” he said.
He pointed out that several candidates were staying at relief camps and several more guarding their villages on the fringes.
How could they just leave their home and go to train outside the state during these crucial times, he asked.
He stated that few selected candidates had filed applications to allot the training centre outside Manipur.
“We are in a conflict situation, if any untoward incident occurs at the training who is going claim responsibility,” he questioned.
As such, he appealed to the authorities concerned to allot centres within Manipur so as to avoid any potential untoward incident.