In a disturbing turn of events, Manipur witnessed another act of violence as militants targeted police commandos and a Border Security Force (BSF) jawan in Moreh on Tuesday morning. This incident follows closely on the heels of a tragic episode in Thoubal district, where four individuals lost their lives, and five others sustained severe bullet injuries just a day earlier.
The attack in Moreh adds to the existing tensions in Manipur, prompting the state government to implement stringent curfew measures. The region, still grappling with the aftermath of ethnic violence that claimed nearly 200 lives last year, finds itself once again on edge due to these recent acts of aggression.
Expressing concern over the escalating violence, Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh released a video message condemning the attack and urging residents, particularly those in Lilong, to prioritize peace. Singh assured the public that law enforcement agencies are actively pursuing the perpetrators behind the assault, vowing that they will be swiftly apprehended and subjected to legal consequences.
The incident underscores the challenges faced by authorities in maintaining order and stability in the face of ongoing security threats. As Manipur grapples with these security concerns, there is a heightened focus on efforts to bring those responsible for the attacks to justice and to prevent any further escalation of violence in the region. The commitment to restoring peace remains a top priority for both the government and law enforcement agencies in Manipur.