IMPHAL, March 2 - The Joint Action Committee (JAC) against the murder of Thongkhogin Haokip, a teacher of Molnom Junior High School Chandel district, has decided to resume the indefinite bandh on Imphal-Moreh section of National Highway 102 from Wednesday midnight.
The committee is compelled to resume the indefinite bandh, according to a press statement issued by JAC Convenor. The decision was taken after the authorities failed to book the culprits involved in the murder, the statement added.
Meanwhile, the Kuki Students Organisations (KSO), in a memorandum, has urged the Union Home Minister to ensure that the killers of the teacher are arrested and brought to justice.
It urged both the Central and State Governments �to rein in the NSCN-IM militants holing up in Chandel district and place them in their designated camps.�
�Prior to any final agreement between the government and NSCN-IM, the government must settle the issue of NSCN-IM atrocities against Kukis in which 905 innocent Kukis were murdered; 360 Kuki villages were uprooted and its lands seized,� said the memorandum.
�More than 100,000 were rendered homeless and landless. The rights of the Kukis with respect to their land and identity in Manipur can not be violated by the NSCN-IM peace accord�, it added.