Ekhramei Students’ Union condemns attack on Makhan

SENAPATI, SEP 21 | Publish Date: 9/21/2019 11:19:29 AM IST

The Makhan (Ekhramei) Students’ Union (ESU)  has stated that it has vehemently condemned the “nefarious act of the Northern Maram People Organisation (erstwhile Maram Khullen Circle Board) in its attempt to murder the innocent Makhan villagers and setting ablaze 18 houses in the wee hours of September 17”

A press release by the publicity wing of the ESU stated that the arson has brought immense desolation and torments to the victims, now rendered homeless and hopeless. It alleged the Maram miscreants didn’t even spare the young children and students, adding that it “is appalling to learn how a civil organisation could be in possession of automatic weapons like AK-47and M-16, putting the life of innocent Makhan people at threat.”

It stated that the firing took place barely 500 metres away from the nearest post of 34th Assam Rifle and questioned how could a force who proclaims themselves 'Friends of the Hills’ People' and who are tasked to protect the innocent and maintain peace in the region allow such illegal firing to happen right in front of their nose, failing to respond for more than 3 hours and letting the houses burnt down to complete ashes. ESU stated that it was unhappy with such lackadaisical attitude and appeaedl the higher-up to initiate befitting disciplining to all the jawans on duty and Officer-In-charge for negligence to safeguard the public. The Students’ Union also strongly demanded the 34th AR to co-operate and provide access to necessary CCTV footage to enable the law enforcing agencies identify vehicles and miscreants involved and nab them at the earliest. It is very clear that the armed Maram miscreants’ passes through this highly placed surveillance check gate of 34th AR. 

The ESU demanded for honest clarification from the officials employed at Sub-power Station, Maram Bazaar as to why the electricity power supply to Makhan Khuman, New Makhan, Makhan Lovadziingho, Chowainamei Khullen, Chowainamei Khunou, Emeipfiithu and Maopundung were shut-down 3-4 days prior to the incident. The union will not tolerate if any employee is found indulging in malicious activities in aiding the miscreants. 

ESU alleged that on  the noon of  September 19 , the Maram people continued to pursue its diabolical attempt to attack the whole of Makhan Khuman village equipped with deadly weapons and marched towards the village. If not for the timely intervention of the state police forces, the whole village would have been raze to the ground and many lives would have ended up in cold-blooded murder it said, adding that “the peace loving and law abiding Makhan citizens were continually bedevilled by this belligerent Northern Maram People Organisation where our patience were test to the bone.”

ESU also lamented the plight of students from different communities pursuing their education in Don Bosco College, Maram which stand tall in this rural land, adding that “creating such a volatile situation around educational institutions is tantamount to destroying the career of the students. Further, the Union urge all the right thinking Students bodies to condemn this very act of Northern Maram People Organisation continual criminal activities.” I alleged t this is not the first time the organisation is committing such heinous crime in the district.

ESU questioned the sensibility of NMPO as to why they resort to such “cowardly, savagery, dastardly act” when there are ample ways for proper dialogue to bring about amicable solution as matured organisations. The Union also urgeed the NMPO to stop providing misleading press release and falsification claim of ancestral land without any ounce of evidence. ESU stated that it won’t remain as a mute spectator to the aggressive activities and “fictitious and concocted stories each day claiming every nook and corner as Maram ancestral land.” The Union will leave no stone unturned to protect and safeguard the rights of the people and see that justice is delivered, it added.


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