Two hand grenades were found in a school in Manipur which was later defused by bomb experts. Little Flower School, Sangaiprou, Imphal became the target of a militant group through a bomb threat creating panic among students and school authorities.
Two days later, Manipur’s Department of education reacts and reportedly, condemns the constant bomb threats to schools run by the Catholic Educational Society in the state. “It is learnt that there has been certain serious issues and problem in some schools in and around Imphal run by the Catholic Educational Society arising out of admission in these school. The department views the development gravely,” says Director of Education (S) Th. Kirankumar in his media statement.
Thousands of students who are enrolled in the school suffer a major threat to their lives and the right to uninterrupted education. Kirankumar addressed an appeal to all concerned “to refrain from causing disturbances in learning institutes citing the low number of academic working days in the state.”
The Kangleipak Communist Party-Military Council had claimed responsibility for planting grenades, a day after the bomb threat, “as a warning to the school authority for allegedly dragging the outfit in the admission imbroglio in collusion with a certain militant faction,” reports confirm.
This is the second time the Little Flower School has been targetted. According to the reports, “In February, an IED was recovered from the school’s entrance gate, the reason for which is not known till date.”