Manipur: Org condemn violation of HR by jawans

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Imphal, Oct 7: The United Committee of Manipur (UCM), Centre for Organisation Research and Education (CORE) and other civil organisations have condemned the violations of human rights by Assam Rifles troops at Thoubal and Senapati districts.

After September 30 ambush by ultras, in which an Assam Rifles (AR) jawan was killed, the troops had been assaulting the villagers in Thoubal district.

In another ambush on October three, the ultras killed six CRPF personnel following which the army jawans mercilessly beat up the innocent civilians in and around the area, the CORE members alleged.

The organisation demanded that the state government should provide medical relief to those victims and adequate compensation to the villagers.

It requested the government to take effective measure for safety and to restore normalcy in the villages.

The state unit of Lok Jan Shakti party had also condemned the atrocities on villagers and have asked the AR authorities to probe the incidents.

The situation was tense at Umathel as the angry mob had burnt the effigies of Chief Minister O Ibobi Singh and CO of the 21 Assam Rifles last night.

The Working Committee of Apunba Lup (WCA), spearheading the movement demanding repeal of the controversial Armed Forces Special Powers Act 1958, also demanded punishment to the guilty jawans.

The Manipur People's Party had organised a silent protest rally in the capital here on Thursday last in this connection.


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