The Manipur government has taken a serious view of the recruitment of child soldiers by some underground organisations.

The Manipur government has taken a serious view of the recruitment of child soldiers by some underground organisations. Talking to Naharolgi Thoudang, a vernacular newspaper, G. Gaikhangam, Home Minister, said that since mature and educated persons would not like to join insurgent outfits, the frustrated groups were targeting children.

He had directed Director-General of Police Ratnakar Bralal to keep all police stations in the State on alert.

He said it was unfortunate that boys as young as 12 were lured and recruited by underground organisations.

He sought the cooperation of the parents and people at large to check this malaise. Most of the parents, whose children were missing, were not coming out in the open.

Unknown callers, identifying themselves as members of banned outfits, had warned them from going to the press or the police.

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