Maram, Mao erupt in outrage
Source: The Sangai Express

Imphal, November 07: Joining the chorus of protest against the kidnapping of class III student Lungnila Elizabeth, various schools, organizations, associations and NGOs of Maram today held mass protest rallies and dharnas at Maram demanding unconditional release of Lungnila Elizabeth, partially blocking the National Highway.

Students from various schools numbering about 4000 took part in the protest rally and dharna.

The meeting also threatened to launch agitation if the kidnapped child is not released immediately.

During the dharna chairman, Maram Khullen Circle Board Kohingba said that students are the nation builders of tomorrow and they should not be given such barbaric treatments adding her kidnapping has touched the sentiments of the whole society in Maram area.

He asserted "if she is not released, we will launch agitation for her release." Warning against harassment of innocent children, K Taruba Solomon, secretary, Maram Khullen Circle Students' and Youths' Association said that a child is too young and tender to face such inhuman treatment.

Every child has a fundamental right to education and this cannot be jeopardized.

The various association of the area, Maram Khullen Circle Board, Maram Khullen Circle Students' and Youths' Association, Maram Area Women Association, Maram Area Catholic Association, Maram Khullen Circle Women Association along with all the educational establishments of the area such as Don Bosco College, Maram, Don Bosco Hr.

Sec School Maram, Mission English School, Maram Bazar and PP School, Lairouching observed the protest and condemned the barbaric act.

The Mao Council general secretary A Adakho while strongly condemning the inhuman act of kidnapping, appealed to the kidnappers to release the innocent child without any harm at the earliest.

He also asked all the members to pray for the safety of the innocent child.

The Mao Baptist Churches Association strongly condemned the kidnapping and appealed to the group concerned for immediate release of the child.

It further appealed the Naga public in general and the public of Senapati District in particular to remain calm at this crisis.

The churches are reminded to pray for the child, her parents and other relatives and friends.

Vehemently condemning the kidnapping, Mao Officers´┐Ż Union president Dr N Dihe Mao termed the act as inhuman and appealed to the abductors for immediate release of the innocent child unharmed.

The Union shares the pain and trauma of the loved and dear ones of the Ngajokpa family members at this critical hour.

The teaching staffs and students of the Greendale English School, T Khullen, Senapati district condemns the kidnapping as an act of cowardice added that it will not hamper the emotions of the parents but will give a psychological effect in the long run.