Manipur villagers thwart kidnapping attempt

December 31st, 2008 - 3:48 pm ICT by ANI  

Bishenpur, Dec.31 (ANI): Fed up with the activities of militants in Manipur, people have started acting against them on their own without waiting for the police or other security personnel.

Recently, villagers of Kwakta in Manipurs Bishenpur District successfully prevented an attempt to kidnap a villager by militants. In the clash between villagers and the militants two persons were killed and four were injured including two militants.

Roshan, a local resident, said: Activities like extortion, kidnapping of people and
demanding large sums of amount frequently, happen in our village. The clash was in reaction against such mindless activities which the people have been tolerating for long.

Angry villagers set ablaze five houses of militants at Ukha Tampak Village in Manipur and beat to death an assailant involved in the attempted abduction.

M.V. Kheirudding, a local resident, said: We are all brothers and sisters living together in the village. I request everyone not to indulge in such activities.

The militants groups here have taken a heavy toll on the growth and development of the state. Today, people are no longer willing to accept the militants claims that they represent the interests of the Manipuri society.

People across Manipur wish that their area should develop economically like the rest of the country. They want to prevent militants indulging in anti-social activities and extorting money in the disguise of public cause. (ANI)

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