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CENTRE URGED TO REVIEW SoO OUTFITS IN THE WAKE OF 21-YEAR OLD GIRL KILLING INCIDENT: CM

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Imphal, July 24, 2017 (DIPR): The State has already urged the Ministry of Home Affairs to review whether the Kuki armed outfits under the Suspension of Operation are following the groundrules of the SoO. This was stated by Chief Minister Shri N. Biren Singh, who is also the leader of the House, during the fourth day of the ongoing second session of the 11th Manipur Legislative Assembly, today.

The Chief Minister was replying to a Zero-Hour observation of Opposition MLA Shri K Ranjit Singh on the recent killing of an 18-year-old girl by a cadre of the KNA in Moreh which had even led to an upheaval in the border town.

In his reply, the leader of the House said the government has received a report on the incident this morning. He said that the incident is unfortunate. He continued such unwanted incidents seem to be frequent in areas where there are SoO cadres.

Following reports of such incidents and of cadres carrying arm-weapons openly outside their designated camps, the State government has urged the MHA to review the SoO groundrules and whether the outfits are following them, he added.

The Chief Minister also said that the accused in the Moreh killing incident is already in police custody and since the crime is women related, the case will be handed over to the recently inaugurated fast track court for Crimes Against Women so that the guilty is punished at the earliest.

Chief Minister also expressed that his government takes the issue of erecting MPCC President Shri TN Haokip’s photo in a party related hoarding seriously and as such cancelled the contract of the erring printing agency Sharma Enterprises, Wangkhei.

He said the error was not intentional on the part of his party nor pre-planned by them.

Meanwhile, during Question Hour, Opposition MLA Shri Kh. Joykisan Singh raised the Starred Question whether there is any plan to establish and deploy “Highway Protection Force” in the National Highways of Manipur and if so, the time by which it will be established. In his reply, the Chief Minister said there is and that it will be as and when approval from the concerned Ministry is received.

Opposition MLA Surjakumar Okram raised a starred question whether there is any instruction from the Central Government o add an image of Deendayal Upadhyay in all the letter heads of the Chief Minister, Ministers, Parliamentary Secretaries and officials and if so, a clarification justifying the step so as to sensitise the people of the State.

In his reply, the Chief laid a statement which says “As part of the Birth Centenary Celebrations of Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay, a visionary national leader, organised by the Central Government in 2015-16, various activities and schemes had been undertaken by the Central government to popularize his ideals and works. In pursuance of Centenary celebrations, the State Governments were requested to observe such celebrations at the state level and conduct similar activities. With a view to carry forward his vision and convey his popular message amongst people, the State Government has decided to use the logo of Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay on the stationery items and publications.”

Meanwhile, CM Biren also laid the Annual Report of State Vigilance Commission for the year 2016-17 (upto 31st March, 2017) on the table of the House. The report has 81 cases of enquiry. (DIPR)

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