Sinlung /
13 March 2013

Schools Live in Fear of Violent Disturbances in Northeast India

Imphal, Mar 13 : The principal of a local school, Sanjeebam Memcha Chanu, said they were living under constant threat from militant groups in Manipur.

"Living under such a situation will have a negative impact on students who come here to attain knowledge," she added.

Blasts, blockades, shutdowns and strikes force schools to remain closed for days, affecting students both in the short and long term.

Recently, students and teachers of the Pari Imom Shindamshang staged a protest, demanding the release of one of their students who was taken away by armed miscreants as a part of their child recruitment drive.

Meanwhile, a student, said,' There is a problem of kidnapping students for ransom. We feel scared to go to school without our parents or somebody to drop us.'

People want militants to shun violence so that development can take place and their children can look forward to a better future.


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