Last Updated on September 24, 2023 by SPN Editor
Condemning the June 5 IED blast at the Little Flower School (LFS) in Imphal, students and faculties of the school conducted a protest demonstration in front of the school on Monday. They demanded a violence-free education zone.
The protesters held placards with slogans that reads, “Stop violence,” “Allow us to grow without fear,” “we condemned bomb attack at our school,” “we are the pillars of future,” among others.
Miscreants exploded an IED at the Little Flower School gate No 2 at around 3.15 am Sunday. There was no report of any causality. However, a portion of the gate was damaged due to the impact of the blast.
“We don’t deserve such kind of terrifying atrocity in our school,” an eight standard student of the school Khomdram Sushanti told the media while expressing her strong condemnation against the blast to the media.
Education zone must be free from all kind of crimes, she said, urging the law enforcing agencies of the government to initiate proactive actions against the perpetrator(s).
It is unfortunate that such atrocity is happening in a school which is working for the growth and all-round development of girl students, said headmistress of the school Kaini Martha.
Appealing to stop such violence culture in educational institutions, she appealed to the state authority to provide due security and surveillance to the school for the best interest and safety of the students.
The All Manipur Catholic Union (AMCU) on Sunday expressed strong condemnations against the group that had planned the blast at Little Flower School in Imphal West, and appealed to the state to take proactive actions so that the people who are responsible for these violent acts are brought to justice.
In a release issued by its information and publicity secretary James Gangmei, AMCU urged to provide due security and surveillance to all the institutions that have been subjected to such violence. If education institutions are not safe, the very foundation of the society is a threat,” it stated.