Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh on Monday warned of taking actions against those who have been taking law in their hands by going against the Constitution, if they do not stop immediately.
He was speaking as a chief guest at a foundation laying ceremony of various developmental projects of Lilong Assembly constituency held at Haj House Complex at Lilong Karampat organised by Manipur WAQF.
CM Biren said that the government will not remain as silent spectators on those who have been going against the law by snatching vehicles, demanding money and for taking law in their hands etc. Manipur being a state of India should follow the Constitution of the country and there are units to punish lawbreakers and to defend the state from war, he added.
He said that the government has been deeply involved in the efforts to protect Manipur and numerous IRB, MR, BSF and Assam rifles personnels have sacrificed their lives as frontline workers for the people of the state. Armed individuals or groups with uniforms except for the security forces under the Constitution should immediately stop roaming the streets with arms and stringent action will be taken up against them if they failed to abide by the government orders, added the CM.
He also warned not to take the police duty in their hands by awarding punishment to miscreants; instead handing them over to the police is the right way. He also questioned the armed groups if they have the right to check the public’s identity and appealed to stop checking and harassing the people coming from the hill districts for Christmas shopping.
Biren said that the government will not tolerate anyone who goes against the law and only the law enforcing agency can take action against those who failed to abide by the law. He expressed a possible misunderstanding among the various communities residing in the state in the future if the issue is not controlled immediately.
Comparing Manipur to a cancer patient, CM Biren alleged the previous government for the ongoing violence in the state. The present government managed to save Manipur and its different 34 communities residing in the state from its cancerous state left by the previous government, he added.
He laid foundation stones of the Rs 2.5 crore for Lilong Usoipokpi Keithel Project, Rs 1.5 crores Skill development hub project and rupees 4 crores Rehabilitation centre. The inaugurated projects are a girl’s hostel in Hatta constructed under WAQF Board Manipur, a library hall and a guest house cum canteen.
Lilong MLA and WAQF Board Manipur chairman Md Abdul Nasir, Works Minister Govindas Konthoujam, CAF and PD Minister L Susindro, Transport Minister Khashim Vashum, Manipur Pollution control board chairman MLA Usham Deben, Hill Area Committee Manipur chairman Dipu Gangmei, Moirang MLA Th Shanti, Kakching MLA M Rameshwor, Mayang Imphal MLA K Robindro, Keirao MLA L Rameshwor Meitei and Lamlai MLA Kh Ibomcha attended the event.