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Pharmacies urge CM to save them from militant atrocities
IMPHAL, Jun 3: Pharmaceuticals shop owners near the Thoubal district hospital today urged the Manipur chief minister to protect them from atrocities meted out on them by PREPAK militants for not shelling out their extortion demand of Rs. 2 lakhs.In the meantime, labourers of the brick fields in Imphal west also commenced an indefinite sit-in protest today against closure of the brick fields due to heavy monetary demands on the proprietors.Another sit-in protest was also staged in front of the Lamlong High School at Khurai Lamlong by students of the school against serving of monetary demands on the teachers of the school.Pharmacies in Thoubal district, mention may be made, have been closed since yesterday owing to the threats given to them for not meeting the monetary demands served on a letterhead of the PREPAK dated May 17, 2008 signed by its finance co-ordinator for party funds.Today, the proprietors of the pharmacies called on the chief minister at his bungalow and submitted a representation urging him to look into the matter and make necessary arrangements to protect them from the militants.In the representation, the proprietors said that the unlawful PREPAK raised a demand of Rs. 2 lakhs on the pharmacy shops located near the Thoubal district hospital.The threat given to them to close down their shops unless the demands were met, compelled the pharmacy shops to shut down, the representation stated. While submitting the representation, the pharmacies also attached a photocopy of the demand letter sent by the outfit to the pharmacy shops.In the demand letter signed by the finance coordinator of the outfit, the pharmacies were asked for "willful contribution" of Rs. 2 lakhs for the national liberation movement of Kangleipak (Manipur) and upholding of the movement."The party never uses senseless violence against any individual or organization except its military opposing the Indian occupation forces while carrying out its revolutionary tasks for the emancipation of the NLM of the Kangleipak people. The party only makes requests or appeals for realizing any form of contribution from our people to liberate Kangleipak from the clutches of Indian colonialism. Young men and women, elder people, clubs and organizations and meira paibis, human rights and humanitarian organizations, youths and students organizations have been relentlessly contributing their mite, morally, physically or in kind for achieving the ultimate goal of the national liberation movement - the liberation of Kangleipak from Indian colonial rule," the demand letter stated.It added that the party believed the NLM would not be successful without the sincere support of the elders, brothers and sisters, reeling under the Indian colonial system, it said.On the other hand, the labourers of the brick fields at Patsoi area in Imphal west commenced a sit-in protest today near NBS brick field against closure of the brick fields owing to monetary demands on the proprietors.Owing to the monetary demands, mention may be made, the brick fields have been remaining closed for the last around one month as they were unable to meet the huge monetary demands from various underground groups operating in both valley and hills.The closure of the fields has cut off the day to day livelihood of many, said the labourers participating in the protest.Another sit-in protest was also staged today by the students of Lamlong High School, Lamlong Bazar in Imphal east against the demand served on their teachers. "Don`t make demands on the teachers`, `Make educational institutes a free zone`, read the placards displayed at the protest site (Courtesy:IFP)
IMPHAL, Jun 1: Tamnganba Meetei, propaganda, communication and technical officer, military council of the KCP has condemned the joint statement of the KYKL and UNLF which stated that the KCP(MC) was a masked proxy of the Indian security forces. The statement lacks clarity while blaming the KCP(MC), it said.The joint statement of the KYKL and UNLF signed by the publicity and research secretary, Langamba of KYKL and deputy secretary, organization, N Ibochou of UNLF respectively which stated that the bomb blast incident at RIMS complex was an act of terrorism was indeed worthy of condemnation, it said.It is too much to say that the KCP(MC) was not a revolutionary group but part of IOF, the KCP official said.It was unfortunate that the two respected organizations were dispatching statements through media which confused the people. It happens to give a great chance to the anti-revolutionaries, it said.Like the UNLF which was broken into two factions, UNLF (Meghen) and UNLF (Oken) which is …
Imphal, May 28 2009: The last rites of Proctor of Manipur University Prof Md Islamuddin who was shot dead by armed cadres of the proscribed KYKL in the University campus on May 25 was performed today at the Kabrastan of his native birthplace Yairipok Changamdabi Mathak Leikai.
The body of Prof Islamuddin was taken back by the family members after an agreement was arrived at between the members of the JAC formed in connection with the killing and the Chief Minister during a meeting yesterday evening.
Last tributes paid to the mortal remains of Prof Md Islamuddin by colleagues
The agreement was arrived at over some demands that the JAC had placed before the Government.
Before performing the last rites, the body of Prof Islamuddin was taken from mortuary of RIMS Hospital to the campus of Manipur University where a large number of faculty members, students as well as general public paid their last respect and offered floral tributes to the departed soul.
IMPHAL, Oct 25: The irate public of Kongpal Khaidem Leikai destroyed a portion of a retaining wall which was constructed by the state IFCD as part of flood control measures three months back along the Kongba river at Kongpal Khaidem Leikai after the wall was found running long cracks this morning.The local public after discovery of the cracks on the wall constructed at the bank of Kongba river turned violent and carried out the dismantling process this morning around 10.30 am. About 10 meters of the cracked portion of the retaining wall was destroyed by them.In this connection, the local public of Kongpal Khaiden Leikai said that cracks had appeared earlier after the completion of the wall, but the cracks were filled with cement after they complained to the local MLA, Nandakumar recently.The locals said the wall was broken down as many portions of the retaining wall were found to be constructed without proper quality control. There was apprehension that the wall which was constructed …