In a brazen act of defiance, Kuki militants have launched a fresh series of attacks on Meitei villages, specifically targeting Phougakchao Ikhai Village in Bishnupur district. This escalation in violence comes in direct contradiction to the recent statement issued by the Chief Minister, urging all parties to surrender looted arms and weapons within a 15-day timeframe.
Reports suggest that the unsettling events unfolded last night. At approximately 6 PM, Kuki militants initiated a barrage of artillery fire from the Tharoi Lok area, which falls under the jurisdiction of Tera Kongsangbi. Thankfully, as of now, there have been no reports of casualties resulting from this assault.
The response from the local community was swift and valiant. Upon hearing the ominous sounds of artillery, village volunteers rushed to the affected area. In a shocking turn of events, the Kuki militants resorted to gunfire, directly targeting these brave volunteers. It is worth noting that Throi Lok village is protected from the diligent personnel of the OPSIC Regiment.
This audacious act of aggression by Kuki militants not only jeopardizes the safety of the Meitei villagers but also raises serious questions about the effectiveness of the surrender ultimatum issued by the Chief Minister. The situation remains tense, and residents are living in fear as the authorities grapple with this ongoing crisis. Stay tuned for further updates on this developing story.