Manipur killings should serve as wake-up call

News Today 20.11.2021

In a most shocking and unfortunate incident, the Commanding Officer (CO) of 46 Assam Rifles, Colonel Viplav Tripathi, his wife, and nine-year-old son were killed in Manipur bordering Myanmar on the morning of 13 November.The perpetrators of this dastardly attack are suspected to be terrorists belonging to the Manipur Naga People’s Front (MNPF), the People’s Liberation Army (PLA), and People’s Revolutionary Party of Kangleipak (PREPAK) and other self-styled splinter militant groups active in the north-eastern state. It would appear from this unfortunate happening that militancy in Manipur has again raised its ugly head, signalling that militants are still alive and kicking and therefore should not be underestimated or written off. (Read More)

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