Students call out against bomb threat

IMPHAL, July 24: Bomb threats in educational institutes and their campuses have continued in the state notwithstanding all the uproars from all sections of the society to make schools a “disturbance free zone” and not to carry out threats and extortion against educational institutions in the state.

Angered over a hand grenade which was found from the school gates of Little Master English Higher Secondary School, Shamurou yesterday, the school students and staffs including teaching and non-teaching  today staged a protest against the bomb threat.

Unidentified miscreants had left a bomb in front of the school gate yesterday around 8pm under Wangoi Police Station, Imphal West.

According to the founder of the school, Moirangmayum Thoiba, he had received a message yesterday at 7:45pm from someone identifying himself as a KCP (MC) cadre saying that a bomb has been placed in the school; and later again at 7:57pm, he said he received another message from the same number about causing casualty in the school.

The bomb was safely picked up by a police team around 9pm yesterday itself.

Meanwhile, students during today demonstration held placards reading, “Fed up with extortion”, “Stop harassing education institute”, “Free atmosphere for better education”, “Let peace prevail”, “We are your future”, “Be the part of change”, “Be the part of progress”, and “Stop monetary demands”.

Moirangmayum Thoiba told media persons that soon after receiving the second message, he informed the Wangoi police.

The Wangoi police arrived and on searching, found the bomb from outside the school complex near the gate and safely pick up the bomb, he said.

He said, his school is run not for profit but to bring education to the children of the area which is largely populated by middle class and poor families; and further added that the teachers and staffs are working on minimum wages and maximum work.

The school and its administration could not meet huge monetary demands, he said while appealing to all concerned outfits not to make such monetary demands as frequent bomb threat on the school has only harmed the moral of both the students and teachers.

Speaking to the media, a student of the school said that the student strongly condemn the act of bomb treat in the school and appealednot to repeat such kind of treats in the future as it creates a fear psychosis amongst the student and teachers of the school.

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