Some unknown persons exploded a powerful grenade on the Little Flower Catholic School gate, Imphal, Manipur State of northeastern state India at 3.10 in the morning on June 5.
Fortunately, there were no casualty reports. However, some portions of the school building, window panes, and main gate were heavily damaged, said school authorities.
No person or group claimed responsibility for the attack so far.
Condemning the blast at school, students and staff conducted a peaceful protest in front of its gate on June 6. They demanded a violence-free education zone in the City of Imphal and all the schools.
All Manipur Catholic Union on June 5 condemned the group that had planned the blast and appealed to the state government to book the perpetrators, who were responsible for the blast.
On Sunday, June 5, the Catholic Education Society Manipur along with Archbishop Dominic Lumon of Imphal held an emergency meeting regarding the bomb blast in the Catholic School. After an hour of discussions; they resolved to pass the resolutions.
Accordingly, the Little Flower School held a protest on June 6, and a press meet to be held by the little flower school, Catholic Education Society Manipur, and a private school representative at 1.00 in the afternoon. They are to submit a memorandum to Manipur’s Chief Minister and Education Minister.
In solidarity with Little Flower School, all Catholic Schools in Manipur state are to remain closed on Tuesday, June 7. - RVA Zo
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