Many more condemn killing
Source: The Sangai Express

Imphal, March 20: Condemnations on the killings of non-Manipuris poured in from different walks of life for the second day today. Joining various organisations, United Committee Manipur in its condemnation statement asserted that the killing violated the International Humanitarian Law.

Stressing on the need of enactment of a law to control the influx of non-locals, the statement maintained that killing is not the solution.

UCM also urged the general public not to trust rumours at this critical juncture.

Alleging the State Government is responsible for the killing, MAPI Council asked how the present Government which cannot even safeguard its own people can give protection to non-locals.

MAPI Council also urged the concerned not to target innocent people irrespective of locals or non-locals.

Manipuri Students' Federation in its condemnation statement maintained that the killing is against the interest of the Manipuri people.

The students' body also urged the Government to take support of the social oganisations instead of decrying the organisations.

Condemning the sporadic killings of several daily-wage earners in different parts of Manipur by unidentified armed groups, the United Naga Council (UNC) and the All Naga Students' Association, Manipur (ANSAM) have expressed shock over the killings while saying that random occurrence of innocents killings is an assault to the human rights and is heaping a reign of terror and lawlessness in the society.

Committe on Human Rights, in a statement said that State Government should investigate the matter and give the culprits a fitting punishment instead of imposing curfew as it is also another form of human rights violation.

Women organisations like Chingamakha Yaipha Thourang Nupi Lup, United Manipuri Mothers Association (UMMA) International, Poirei Ita Meira-paibi Apunba Lup, Chingamakha Apunba Nupi Lamjing Lup, All Manipur Women Voluntary Association, All Manipur Tammi-Chingmi Apunba Nupi Lup and Poirei Leimarol Meira Paibi Apunba Manipur condemned the killing.

Manipur People's Party, Bahujan Samaj Party, Manipur State, Rashtriya Janta Dal Manipur and Bharatiya Janta Party Manipur Pradesh also joined others in condemning the barbaric act.

All Manipur College Teachers' Association, All Manipur Muslims (Meitei Pangal) Welfare Association, Senior Citizens for Society, Progressive People's Organisation, Keibi Kumuda Development Committee, United People's Administrative Council, All Manipur Government Higher Secondary Lecturers' Welfare Association, Civil Liberties and Human Rights Organisation, All India Trade Union Congress and National Identity Protection Committee also condemned the killing.