Tangkhul Katamnao Saklong condemns action by Meitei Leepun & State police

Ukhrul: Following the lockdown of the head office of the All Tribal Students’ Union Manipur (ATSUM) located at Adimjati Complex, Chingmeirong Imphal on August 5 for an indefinite period by a valley based organization, Meetei Leepun, the Tangkhul Katamnao Saklong (TKS), apex student body of the Tangkhul tribe has taken serious cognizance.

TKS calling the action of Meitei Leepun shocking for taking the law into their own hands, describes their action “A motivated attempt to communalize tribal issues.” 

The release issued by the TKS on Saturday demands befitting criminal action against the said organization in accordance with law.

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Further, the Saklong expresses strong condemnation against the atrocities meted out by the Manipur State Police on the Tribal student community where over thirty (30) students in their uniform were injured during the peaceful rally that took place today at Imphal.

“The Saklong regrets that democracy at the hands of the ruling dispensation is becoming a story of the past. The Saklong will not be cowed down by such politics of threat and intimidation and vows to intensify the agitation in the coming days,” stated TKS.

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