Father, women join hunt for child
Source: The Sangai Express

Imphal, November 09: Even as search operations to rescue Lungnila Elizabeth from the clutch of her kidnappers have been intensified with women activists joining in the effort, condemnations continue to pour in against the kidnapping of the child.

GAD Minister Francis Ngajokpa joined a police team during a search operation at Langol Tarungkhul today evening to trace his daughter.

According to reports received here, a police posse was rushed to Langol Tarungkhul after reports were received that meira paibis of the area had cordoned off some area as they saw some suspicious movements.

A police team led by the Additional SP of Imphal West Th Radheshyam rushed to the spot to comb the area.

The report also reached the Minister and he along with his escort team also joined the police to search for his kidnapped daughter.

Additional forces led by IG (LO-I) A Romenkumar also rushed to the spot and joined the search operations, said sources.

However the child could not be found at the area.

Zeliangrong Students' Union, Manipur, in a statement, strongly condemned the �inhuman act of kidnapping a minor for ransom� and said that it tantamount to insulting the peace loving people of the State.

Expressing the same sentiment, ex-Lok Sabha MP Kim Gangte, in a press statement said that killing or kidnapping of innocent children is against the law of human existence.

Kuki Christian Leaders Fellowship, Manipur has also vehemently condemned the �barbaric and inhuman act� of kidnapping the girl child and said it is against human society.

Tangkhul Catholic Council, Ukhrul on behalf of the whole Tangkhul Catholic community has also appealed for immediate and unconditional release of Lungnila Elizabeth.

All Manipur Students' Union (AMSU) while strongly condemning the kidnapping of Lungnila has called upon all the hill and plain organizations to extend their co-operation in finding out the whereabouts of the kidnapped child.

The student body has also appealed to the kidnappers to release the girl child safely.

Meanwhile, following a decision arrived at during the sit-in-protest held at Khwairamband bazar yesterday, woman activists of Kangleipak Lamjing Apunba Meiralup, Manipur Keithel Nupi Marup, Khwairamband Keithel; All Manipur Nupi Marup, All Manipur Women's Action Committee and Muslim Women's Development Organization, Manipur have started searching for the kidnapped child from today.

On the first day today, woman activists in two vehicles have gone to Chandel district in search of Lungnila.

A mass sit-in-protest was staged today at Lilashing Khongnangkhong from 9 am to 3 pm.

Around 300 women took part in the demonstration jointly organized by Watham Leirak Meira Paibi, Panthoibi Women's Association, Yumnam Leikai Mayai Leirak Meira Paibi, Tharon Meira Paibi and Socio-Cultural Welfare Women's Association.

Similar demonstration was also staged at Singjamei Super Market Complex demanding the release of the kidnapped girl Joining in the condemnation chorus, Imphal Tangkhul Shanao Long, Thangal Anleinao Jonlong; Aimol Welfare Assn, Imphal; Kabui Samiti, Manipur Meetei Mayek 36 Shandokpa Luplel, Imphal; Moreh-Imphal Jeep and Tata Sumo Taxi Service Welfare Assn and Tulihal Educated Assn have appealed for the safe release of Lungnila, who is reading in class III in Little Flower School.

Achom Leikai Nupi Lup, Uripok Achom Leikai; The Ideal Club, Sagolband Tera Keithel; All Manipur Educated Person School Student Conveyance Workers' Association; Family Counselling Centre, Nupee Meira Marup, Keishamthong Elangbam Leikai; Manipur Students' Guardian Association; Advance Women's Society, Awang Sekmai; Joint Clubs' Forum, Sekmai; Kangleipak Lamjing Apunba Meiralup; Khurai Ahongei Leikai (Telepatti) Meira Paibi Lup, Hou Khunai Inat Thousil Lup, Poirei Sanaleipak Leimarol Lamjing Lup, MAICO Lime Factory Private Limited, All Manipur Hill and Plain Organisation of teaching Profession, Nupi Yaipha Thousil Lup Haoreibi Makha Leikai, Moyon Students Union, Bharatiya Janata Party Tamenglong Dist Committee, National Identity Protection Committee (NIPCO), Writer's Forum Imphal, Inpui (Kabui) Naga Union Manipur and Nagaland; Lamkang Students' Union, Lamkang Tribe Council also demanded the immediate release of the kidnapped girl.