Villagers around Kangchup in Imphal West staged a protest at Phayeng Bazaar on Saturday, in solidarity with the demands raised by JAC against the Brutal Killing of Takhellambam Manoranjan.
The protest was organised by the Social Development Association, Kangchup. Its member, Ningthoujam Ajit questioned to whom the people of Manipur should raise their grievances other than the chief minister himself, whether he listens or not.Ajit told the media that a total of seven Meiteis from Kangchup have been killed by the Kuki militants since the crisis erupted.
On November 7, 2023 one Leichonbam ongbi Abemcha, 39, wife of L Tondon succumbed to a bullet injury after an incident which took place at Kangchup Kharam. The JAC formed in connection with the incident had submitted a memorandum demanding to deploy more security forces in the area.
However, the chief minister failed to fulfil his commitment and due to lack of security forces in the area, Kuki militants killed Manoranjan on January 18 by taking advantage, he added.
The state government has been remaining as a silent spectator although Kuki militants continue killing of villagers, he said.
He further said people of the area will provide full support on any activity launched by the JAC formed in connection with the killing of Manoranjan.
Social Development Association, Kangchup is one of a constituent body of JAC against the brutal killing of Takhellambam Manoranjan.