Last Updated on September 29, 2023 by SPN Editor
Imphal/September 29, 2023 (SPN) | Governor Anusuiya Uikey of Manipur extended her condolences and support to the grieving families of the two students, Hijam Linthoingambi (17) and Phijam Hemanjit (20), whose photos had tragically emerged on social media on September 25, indicating their presumed demise. Today, she visited their homes in Imphal to offer her condolences and solace.
During her visit, the Governor shared her deep sorrow and expressed condolences to the families who had endured unimaginable pain.
She acknowledged the sentiments of the people and informed them that a CBI inquiry into the matter had already been initiated. She assured the grieving families that appropriate action would be taken against the culprits in accordance with the law.
Local residents informed the Governor about the excessive use of force by security personnel during recent student protests against the deaths of these two youths. Governor Uikey expressed her sympathy for all the students who had been injured during these protests.
In a media briefing, Governor Uikey appealed to all parents to encourage their children to engage in peaceful forms of protest and not to resort to unlawful activities.
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She emphasized the long-lasting impact that injuries sustained during such protests could have on the students’ futures.
Later in the evening, Governor Uikey visited injured students who had suffered varying degrees of injuries during the protests.
She met with their parents at Shija Hospital in Langol and provided them with financial assistance. She wished the injured students a speedy recovery and assured them of the necessary medical support.
More than 200 students were hurt due to brute forces and atrocities of the Security forces in the last two days in Imphal. Several students were injured due to pellet guns shot by Rapid Action Force during the protest demanding justice for the two students.