Student bodies appeal, decry
Source: The Sangai Express

Imphal, November 11: Leaders of various student organizations today made a fervent appeal to the kidnappers of Lungnila Elizabeth to release her before Nov 15 in the interest of the general public and students� community in particular.

In a meeting held at the State Guest House attended by student leaders of MSF, DESAM, ANSAM, ATSUM, ACTSOM, TKS and KSO Interim Council, the leaders asserted that kidnapping of Lungnila a class three student of Little Flower School has created fear and apprehension in the minds of thousands of young students thus disturbing the academic atmosphere in the State.

They also added that only the release of the kidnapped girl and nothing less would be able to bring back the academic atmosphere in the State.

Fearing for the safety of the young girl's life on account of the intense search operations conducted by the State security forces and the public, the student leaders besides appealing to the kidnappers to refrain from harming the young innocent girl who is under their custody also urged the kidnappers to treat the young girl as their own younger siblings and return her immediately to the distraught parents.

The various student leaders who attended today's meeting included TKS president Turnen Raihing, ACTSOM Finance secretary MS Helein, ANSAM president Paul Langhu, ATSUM member Joseph Hmar, KSO's president Richard Haokip, MSF president Kh Gourachandra and DESAM president L Romesh Meitei.

Meanwhile, the Thangal Naga Students' Union has fervently appealed to the abductors to release Lungnila Elizabeth at the earliest without any harm and condition.

In a press release the student body lamented that inspite of all the hues and cries from the students� community and various organizations/NGOs all over the state for her safe release, the pleas have gone unheeded.

It also shared the grief and trauma of the family members.

In a joint statement the students and staffs of Manipur North Scouts Union, HQ Kaibi and Children Training School, Kaibi Mao, Senapati District Manipur vehemently condemned the act of kidnapping of innocent citizens particularly children.

The statement urged the kidnappers to release the child at the earliest taking into account the trauma that the child might have been experiencing for the last many days away from her parents.

Pledging unstinted support in tracing Lungnila Elizabeth, the Kuki Students� Organization, Sadar Hills Dist strongly condemned the cowardly act of kidnapping the young girl and appeals to the captors to release her on humanitarian ground.