Sajik Tampak misadventure not to be repeated: CM
Source: Manipur Mail

Imphal, March 13: The Chief Minister Okram Ibobi today informed the House that the security forces will try its best not to repeat the incident which occurred at Sajik Tampak in January this year.

The Chief Secretary of the state has already written to the Ministry of Home Affairs expressing the need for proper preparedness before taking up any action of such kind.

The BSF will be replaced by the CRPF he announced.

The state is facing shortage of personnel.

Before Kargil war there were nine battalions and now there are just four he said.

The BSF personnel were not able to do much as the militants were well entrenched he said.

The militants are now in large numbers in and around Sajik Tampak, Thanga and Thangjing hill he revealed.

He appealed for calm reflecting his opinion on the conflict at Moreh between two communities.

He charged that in the residence of some MLAs militants are harbored.

If the government gets concrete evidences none will be spared he said.

He said there are so many underground organizations operating in Manipur so it is difficult to negotiate with all of them.

He said a political dialogue is needed to solve the matter and urged the militants to come out for a political dialogue.

Raising a calling attention motion on the Sajik Tampak operations conducted by BSF O Joy said how did the BSF personnel enter Sajik Tampak without proper planning.

Such military campaign demoralizes the security personnel and undermines the Parliamentary democracy of the country and the state he said.

Joy said the underground elements have taken over all developmental works.

Extortion is increasing he added.

Dr Nimaichand Luwang said every important decision is taken by the militants and all officers go to the camps of the militants to discuss developmental works.

Even a minister went to Chancel to meet militants, he charged.

He however refused to divulge tie name of the minister.

There is no governance he said.

The state machinery is defunct he said.

On the issue of KYKL's drive against copying and using of unfair means during examination S Ibohal said there is no point in continuing in office if nothing can be done.

What is the government doing to stop unfair means, he questioned.

Responsibility should be fixed and responsible persons punished he said.

It is embarrassing for the government that an underground organization is taking up works which the government is supposed to do.

Joy said KYKL is punishing so many people.

Is it the right of the underground organization to remove the teachers, he said.

Did they appoint them, he said.

He further questioned if the KYKL is giving the pay to the teachers.

The Chief Minister said he condemns the way punishment has been meted out.

There is a process for rectifying the wrongs he said.