Guwahati: The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) is concerned about the circumstances in Manipur on the eve of the Assembly elections in the state and has directed the security forces to deal strongly with any armed militant found to be involved in illegal activities.
The sources in the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) told that the situation in Manipur is a cause of worry and the Ministry lately sent a team of officers to the state, which fine tuned the deployment of the security forces in consultation with officials of the state government.
MHA sources admitted that members of the National Socialist Council of Nagalim (I-M) are interfere with the poll process in Manipur in infringement of the ground rules of the cease-fire agreement with the Government of India.
The action of the members of the militant group puts the Government in a thwarting situation but the MHA has determined to act tough against members of the group. The NSCN members are openly supporting the candidates of the Naga People’s Front (NPF), the sources said.
MHA sources asserted that “The Government will not tolerate such behaviour from the members of the NSCN, which is under cease-fire agreement with the Centre.”
MHA sources admitted that the circumstances in the valley is also not very cheering as seven militant groups have joined hands and they have happening targeting one particular political party.
The militants are trying to interrupt the poll process and the prospect of more violence cannot be ruled out, sources admitted.