S Singlianmang Guite
Lamka, Jul 14: Claiming responsibility on the killing of a Mizo youth here last week, HPC(D) today made it known the rationale behind its act, and asked the Mizo Peoples Convention to wary their tread.
Lalsangliana, the deceased youth, was captured as a KCP activist and not as a tribal or Mizo said the outfit in a statement signed by its publicity officer John F Hmar. The youth in question is an instrument of the valley based armed outfits, who spied and supplied information regarding the tribal outfits including the HPC (D). He is a mole for the valley based outfit who had employed ‘divide and rule policy’ and later ‘torture and rape policy’ to the ethnic community. He was given anything he wanted – money, vehicles by Rajen alias Border, his brother-in-law and a leader in the KCP, it said.
Further, the statement scripted in a local dialect also accused the youth of collecting ransoms from non-Manipuri traders in the name of KCP. He had been warned, yet he failed to mend his ways and force its Special Task Force (STF) to act on July 7, it added.
The HPC (D) is more than clear that he is a KCP activist, but due to the insistence of MPC that he is a tribal and a Mizo, the outfit has reached an understanding with the MPC in accordance with the tribal customary at Muolvaiphei on July 9, wherein it was agreed that no press release would be made, the statement said.
However, the hue-and-cry of MPC thereafter doesn’t devour well with the outfit; under what circumstances the MPC has compensated Lalsangliana on July 13 under the finance of KCP. MPC’s act in becoming a tool to divide the tribal community should be pondered by the various communities. MPC should know that their intention is doomed to fall short; let them renounce it, the HPC(D) said in its statement.
Truce agreed, strike off
IMPHAL, Jul 14: The JAC Against the Brutal Killing of Thangtinsei Haokip and Limlenbert alias Bertneo Hangshing has called off its State-wide indefinite general strike with immediate effect following an understanding arrived at during a talk with the Government this afternoon.
The understanding was arrived at in accordance with the Kuki customary laws. Subsequently, the JAC has agreed to take back the bodies of Thangtinsei and Bertneo who were shot dead by a combined force of Imphal East Police Co-mmandos and personnel of 115th BSF at Sanjenbam on July 11 afternoon.
In protest against the killing, the JAC enforced an indefinite general strike since 6 pm yesterday. As a result of the strike, normal life in Manipur was affected for the day with important market places remaining closed and inter-district passenger services staying off the road.