IMPHAL, July 4: Many tribal bodies have condemned the reported manhandling of a person mistaking him to be the general secretary of Committee on Protection of Tribal Areas Manipur (COPTAM) by miscreants on June 28 at around 2 pm at North AOC.
The Tangkhul Aze Katamnao Long (TAKL) in a statement has maintained that attack was not a wise move. While stating that the body does not appreciate the attack it strongly condemned the act branding it as inhumanities activities and urged not to repeat in the future.
The student’s bodies asked the government of Manipur to intervene into the matter in time.
The Thadou Students’ Association (TSA) Chandel district has also strongly condemned the act and has asked the state government to bear the responsibility for any unwanted incidents and problems relating to the matter.
In the meantime the Kuki Students’ Organisation (KSO) while condemning the incident has said that the government knows if the tribal body investigate deeply they may be deployed by the state government and asserted that the government should find out the culprit.
It asked the state government to be the sole responsible for all untoward incidents relating to the demands and movements of the COPTAM.