Sit-in decries Assembly attack; Speaker questions logic

IMPHAL, 17th Nov: Employees under the aegis of Manipur Legislative Assembly Employees’ Welfare Association staged sit-in protest at the assembly gate in denunciation of Friday’s grenade attack inside the premises.
Speaker Yumnam Khemchand, who also joined the protest, questioned the logic behind the bomb attack at such a time when the state is gearing up for Sangai Festival and getting ready to welcome guests from different parts of the world.
Stating that assembly is regarded as temple of democracy, he termed the attack as an act of terrorism and condemned the same. While confirming that a security jawan and an assembly staff suffering injuries in the attack, Khemchand appealed to all concerned not to repeat such attack in future.
Association secretary Ramananda also strongly condemned the attack and urged all to refrain from such acts in future.

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