Imphal, Feb 11,
“We consider such an action of the Government of Manipur as an action of suppression of peoples voice by forgetting the facts that the government is formed by the people and to act for the people”, a statement of the Forum said and added that the govt. directives to the police was a total disrespect and betrayal of trust of the people of Manipur and also a disrespect of the UN Covenant on Elimination of all forms of Discrimination Against Women, the mandate of the Special Rapporteur on violence against women and Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association.
“We came across various people across the northeast having been booked under sedition charges for making their comments on the CAB, 2016, unfortunately, the government of Manipur, Tripura and Assam is found going rough with the people which is highly condemnable and found to be an action of misusing the power”, it added.
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