Condemning poll bomb attack

The heinous and inhuman kerosene bomb attack at the polling station of Khamphasom Ukhrul Constituency on March 5 for the Manipur Legislative Assembly election deserved the highest level of condemnation by one and all irrespective of party affiliation. Substantiated report stated that the impact knocked the on duty presiding officer Mrs Wormichon Vashum and polling officer Premila Devi unconscious inside the vehicle they were sitting and sustained multiple burnt injuries. The prompt reaction by the police officers at the polling station saved their lives. We extend our heartfelt gratitude and respect to them. The vehicle was engulfed in flame and burnt down completely.

Such an act of terrorism should not be allowed to take root in our community. The Election Commission and the law enforcing agency are expected to investigate the incident seriously and punish the culprit/s whosoever in accordance with the law of the land at the earliest and without fail. Civil societies are also requested to condemn the heinous act and take such initiative to spread awareness against the growing tendency of resorting to act of violence and intimidation in electoral politics.

We pray for their quick recovery and express our heartfelt appreciation for their bravery and dedication towards their duty. Mrs Wormichon Vashum, our beloved friend and classmate is a wife and a mother of two young kids- a daughter and a son.

Batch of 1991/JNV Lambui

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