Imphal, Sept 23,
Youth’s Forum for Protection of Human Rights (YFPHR) strongly oppose the move of the State and Central Government for terrorising the Manipur University in the name to bring normalcy at the MU Campus after a complaint was made by the Pro-VC of the university.
YFPHR also oppose the move of the State to book the innocent students under several sections of the IPC such as Attempt to murder, Kidnapping, Punishment for Criminal Intimidation, Punishment for Extortion, Common Intention, Wrongful Confinement etc, we cannot deny the fact that the unarmed students have been fighting against the corrupt head of the institution namely Mr. AP Pandey and for his removal.
Another unfortunate area is that in many instances the State Police Department fails to arrest the Rapist or other criminals from absconding, however, to arrest the unarmed students 100s of Paramilitary forces and the State Armed forces were deployed in the middle of the night by destroying the educational environment and also to destroy the hard earned normalcy of the MU which may leads to the loss of academic career and psychologically threat to the students of Manipur, a statement of the YFPHR said.
It added, “We also have a fear that like using the tool of “Rape as an instrument of War”, the Central and State Government is using the tool of “Destroying Education Environment is an Instrument of War” under the imposition of AFSPA, 1958 to destroy the people of Manipur from the on-going self-determination movement. We further fear that it was strategically planned by the State Government under the influence of Central government to make our Manipur more dependent to the central government by Destroying the MU which is the top institution of our state producing many intellectuals which is to be must aware by the state government”.
The Forum also appeal the Government of Manipur and the Governor to remove the deployed state and central forces from the Campus of the MU immediately and Stop terrorising the students and the people of Manipur in the best interest of the people.
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