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WAD condemns detention of journalist, custodial killing of Abdul Gaffar and shooting of a youth

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Imphal, Dec 29, Women Action for Development expressed strong condemnation to the detention of Wangkhem Kishorchandra under NSA 1980 for posting a video on Social Media on 26th November 2018 expressing his criticism the Centre and the state Government as well as the RSS. WAD humbly appeals the honourable Chief Minister of Manipur to kindly release Mr Kishorchandra for the sake of the two minor children and his family member and for the best interest of his children. Children are our future generation, children should be protected from being trauma and fear psychosis by detaining their father, separating from their father is the violation of child Rights. The WAD also expressed condemnation to the extra judicial killing of Mr Abdul Gaffer on 20th December 2018 by 26th Assam Rifle and Thoubal Police Commando, living his young wife as widow and five children as father less under the impunity of Armed Forces special Power Act 1958. We demand the immediate arrest of perpetrators who are involved in such crime and deliver justice to the victim family. WAD further expressed shocked to the incident occurred on the eve of Christmas day the 25th December 2018 at which an innocent youth Mr. Prashanta of Changangggei was shot dead by Chabungbam Budhachandra of Naoremthong by using a licence gun. “It is fact that in these two weeks two young women are widowed and seven children are forcibly made father less. It is very unfortunate as a women organisation working for the cause of Women and Children, we are very much concern on the increasing rate of widow and traumatising the nine children by killing their fathers and detaining under NSA”, WAD statement said. It further added that the state need to review how the licence gun are issued and what are the criteria etc in order to prevent such incident in the future. WAD appealed the Chief Minister of Manipur Mr. N Biren Singh to release the Journalist Mr. Kishorchandra Wangkhem without delayed and we also give solidarity to the two untimely demise souls and the unfortunate children who left behind by their father.

 

William Gurumayum

William Gurumayum, Sub-Editor of Imphal Times is a resident of Sagolband Salam Leikai. He has been with Imphal Times since 2013. An avid adventure lover, writes mostly travelogue. He can be contacted at [email protected]

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