KYKL denies hand in blast
Source: The Sangai Express

Imphal, Aug 18: Refuting the news report of PTI, the proscribed KYKL has denied any involvement in the bomb blast at ISKCON complex on the occasion of Janmasthami on August 16.A statement issued by deputy secretary of Publicity and Research, KYKL Apabi Mangang also rejected the statement of the Home Ministry official that a huge amount of money was demanded from ISKCON, Imphal by the KYKL as reported by PTI.

The statement clarified that the outfit had demanded Rs 100,000 from the school run by ISKCON as a part of its drive to collect fund from private schools.

The monetary demand was not made on ISKCON temple.

But then the amount was reduced to just Rs 10,000 after taking into account the strength of the students in the school, it said.

It further questioned the motive behind feeding wrong information for a small amount of money demanded by KYKL in line with the tax collection drive of the outfit from all private schools.

Acknowledging that KYKL is a group desirous of development and revival of indigenous culture, language, script etc and that it supports activities towards this end, it asserted that ISKCON should face the wrath of the outfit for deliberately trying to accuse KYKL for the blast just because the outfit extended support to all activities for promotion of indigenous culture and values.