Manipur Students’ Association of Delhi (MSAD) strongly condemn the killing of Muhammad Hasmad Ali alias Babu of Keirao Makting Awang Leikai. Such culture of killing in Manipur based on false allegation persists because of State government’s lack of concern, political will and inability to bring justice to the victim on time. We also condemn police lathi charge and atrocities against the people who were demanding justice for Md Hasmad Ali.
On the other hand, Manipur Students’ Association Delhi strongly condemn the media groups such as Hindustan Times and New York Times for their alleged linking of this unfortunate incident with Dadri lynching and beef politics. In Manipur beef is not banned and incident of killing due to beef eating and beef politics have never happened in Manipur. Media should not try to politicize this incident with beef politics.
The MASAD also demanded immediate payment of proper compensation and a suitable government. job to the family member. Other demands put up by the student body includes proper protection of citizens beside demanding unconditional apology from Hindustan Times and New York Times for portraying the matter into communal clash.