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Imagi Meira urges govt action against unidentified gunmen threatening public

by Guru Aribam Naocha
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Imagi Meira urges govt action against unidentified gunmen threatening public

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Imphal, May 12:

Imagi Meira, a civil society organization, strongly condemned recent act of violence targeting the convenor of the organisation and the threatening of Imphal Times’ journalist. In a press conference held today, the organization’s convenor Thokchom Sujata, demanded urgent action from authorities to identify and apprehend the perpetrators responsible for these alarming incidents.
On April 20, gunshots were fired at the residence of Imagi Meira’s convenor, Thokchom Sujata. “Despite lodging a First Information Report (FIR) with the police, no progress has been made in identifying the assailants. This lack of response underscores the perceived inefficiency of law enforcement agencies in addressing threats to public safety” she said.
“In addition to the attack on their convenor, Imagi Meira highlighted the trend of journalists, including those from the Imphal Times, being subjected to intimidation tactics. These journalists, dedicated to reporting from precarious and volatile areas, now face harassment and threats, jeopardizing their crucial role in serving the public interest” Sujata Thokchom added.
These threats extend beyond leaders of the Civil Society Organisations and the journalistic community. Lawyers and medical professionals have also been targeted, exacerbating concerns about the broader safety and security environment. Imagi Meira has emphasized that such actions undermine the fundamental freedoms of individuals and contribute to a pervasive atmosphere of fear and uncertainty.
Expressing concern over the deteriorating situation, Imagi Meira urged the government to swiftly intervene and apprehend those responsible for these acts. The organization stressed the need for concrete and timely action, “setting a deadline of 15 days for the responsible authorities to identify the perpetrators.”

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