The World Meetei Council (WMC) on Wednesday condemned the attacks by suspected Chin-kuki terrorists, in which SDPO of Moreh Chingtham Anand Kumar was killed and three Manipur police personnel were injured.
The attack was a cowardly act and the terrorists have renewed the violence by killing an unarmed police officer, after a month-long relative peace, stated a release.
“It is no wonder that the Chin-kuki CSOs who support these terrorists demanded the removal of the state police from Moreh as if Moreh is a different state,” it stated. Why should the government not deploy state forces in all parts of Manipur and should migrants be given the right to demand for removal of state forces, WMC questioned.
It pointed out that Moreh has been inhabited by various indigenous communities such as Meeteis and different Naga tribes since history. It asserted that the migrant Chin-Kukis are attempting to annihilate the Meeteis the same way they uprooted the Nagas in the 1990s.
It also reflected on the statement made by the Union Home Minister regarding terrorists and drew the attention of the Chief minister towards the same. It lamented over the alleged failure of the centre from cracking down such terrorists.
It further condemned the Assam Rifles stationed in and around Moreh for allegedly remaining mute spectators till now. WMC also extended its deep condolences to the bereaved family and sympathy to those injured..