IRB protest dubbed �Mutiny�
Source: The Sangai Express

Imphal, June 30: Strongly condemning the action of the IRB personnel at Moreh, a number of social organisations, including the Hill Tribal Council, Moreh; Kuki Women Union and Human Rights, Moreh and KSO (Moreh Block) in a joint statement today accused the IRB personnel of creating fear psychosis �by their random shootings�.

Giving an account of the day the joint statement said that at �exactly 6.15 pm� a shot was heard, fired by an IRB man.

Soon the people took to their heels out of fear and the whole town wore a deserted look.

Shots after shots were heard and the people had to spend a sleepless night, said the statement and added that this led to huge sufferings of the public.

The bodies levelled a series of charges such as that one IRB personnel, Jamkholen Haokip was allegedly shot dead by another colleague on June 11 and that the house of one elderly woman (Mrs Saroja Tamil) was burnt down in which she sustained injuries.

Given the circumstances, a disciplined security force is needed, said the statement and added that the lands earmarked for stationing the IRB Bn will not be given.