Imphal, Sept 09:
The All Tribal Students’ Union Manipur (ATSUM) has demanded revocation of the arrest warrant issued to SR Andria, General Secretary ATSUM for support of the newly amended District Council Bill, 2021 introduced by the Hill Area Committee. The students’ body terms the issuance of an arrest warrant as an extreme violation of Human Rights.
A statement of the Union said that the Manipur government has no such rights to arrest or disturb the leaders of the student body because they are supporting the legitimate ADC Bill 2021 introduced by the HAC. The student body has not committed any anti-government policy that could lead to the destruction of the security protocols. But the government only is responsible for perpetrating the anti-hill people policy that is also a violation of the Constitutional rights of the citizens.
The N Biren Singh government’s ideology towards the hill is destructive in the eyes of human rights and taken as inhuman and degrading treatment. As such, the state government should refrain from committing such discrimination against public leaders by misusing the law is a grave violation of human rights and which is as well directly against Article 5 & 7 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the statement of the ATSUM added.