Andro villagers protest against NSCN-IM in Manipur

| Updated: Sep 30, 2016 13:29 IST

Imphal (Manipur) [India], Sept. 30 (ANI): In the wake of the brutal murder of one Hijam Irabanta Singh by the NSCN-IM on the pretext of false allegations of being a drug trafficker, villagers of Andro took part in a protest rally from Panam Nigthou Kangjeibung till the Andro Bazar in Imphal district. The Joint Action Committee which was formed after the murder of Singh has asked the state government to arrest the culprits involved in the murder. During the public meeting, 15 clubs and 11 Meira Paibi organisatons, besides students took part in the meeting that expressed discontent over the state government's failure to deal with the NSCN-IM. Citing earlier instances, where NSCN-IM cadres were involved in the abduction of one Yambem Thamkeshwore Singh, they also expressed their discontent over the government not taking appropriate action. Hijam Irabanta was reportedly killed by NSCN-IM after he left for Kamjong village at Ukhrul on October 16, 2015 to purchase U-Morok (King Chili) on a false charge and has been looted of all the money he had. In this regard, his family filed several missing reports after getting confirmation of his murder from Thomson of Kamjong village. (ANI)