Manipur people waiting for peace

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Imphal, Mar 10 (ANI): People in Manipur are fed up with abductions, extortion and bomb attacks by militants. They want to get on with their lives and want an end to violence and uncertainty.

Living in constant fear and uncertainty created by insurgency has completely exhausted the people in Manipur.

Realizing the need to end violence, people are now raising their voice in unison against extortion demands, abductions for ransom and violence by militants.

Recently, four different bomb attacks were reported from the state.

On February 23, two unidentified armed miscreants fired upon and attacked the residence of the Deputy Finance Officer of Manipur University Mayanglambam Biren.

Local womenfolk at Tera Sapam Leirak staged a sit-in-protest against the attack.

"They (militants) forcibly take hard earned money from people, which they use to buy arms and ammunition. Then, they use these arms to kill innocent people. We are against such heinous crimes," Nganbi Devi, a local.

"We all should try to solve the problem and improve the prevailing situation in the state. From the grassroots level, we should teach our children the problems of militancy," said R.K. Bhuvaneshwori, a local.

In another incident on February 26, a grenade was thrown at the residence of a Government contractor, Meitram Kesho at Lamshang.

The blast damaged some household property but no casualty was reported.

Condemning the bomb attack on residential areas, people of Lamsang staged a sit-in protest.

In other two incidents, unknown armed persons lobbed a hand-grenade at the Kshetrigao residence of Manipur Rural bank manager Md. Safir on February 24 while another attack was carried out at the house of Assistant Agriculture Officer Chongtham Jilla of Lamlai Awang Leikai on February 16. (ANI)

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