Imphal, Dec 26,
Youth’s Forum for Protection of Human Rights (YFPHR) expressed regret terming the trend as shrinking space for the public to voice out the grievances against the Government in a so called largest democratic country in the world like India.
A statement said that Kishorechandra’s detention by the state is a threat to the security of the civilians and for a nation at large for imposing a draconian act like NSA upon a lay man citizen.
“ We understand the democracy as ”a nation running political ideology” is conceived to be the sounding voice and action of the people with the citizenry having a primary role to choose the competent candidature to represent the whole population of the nation with due sensitivity towards welfare of the public.
“The hot boiling issue in vogue herein Manipur regarding the detention of Kishorechandra under the NSA (National Security Act) for his comment against the ruling Government should have been taken as a mere personal opinion exercised by a human and a citizen of the country and his expression should not be politicized to impose the law of NSA on his person and that the comment thrown by him may be of his personal reason.
“The larger consideration of the ongoing feud and dilemma poses a question whether democratic ethos in India is sailing through with a healthy morale or not”, the statement said.
The YPFHR demand the Government of Manipur to release Kishorechandra unconditionally before the youths of the state erupt to fight against the violations of ones right to freedom of speech and expression and against the suppression by the state for better future.
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