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Total shutdown called from midnight of Feb 28 by PAC suspended due to ongoing exams

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Impha Feb. 28,

The 24 hours total shutdown called from the midnight of February 28 by the People Action Committee Against the Brutal Killing of Pravish Chanam has been suspended for a while due to the ongoing examinations in the state.

Speaking to media persons at Mapari Ningsingkol, Uripok, Convenor of People Action Committee Against the Brutal Killing of Pravish Chanam, Laimayum Pishu Sharma said that considering the students as valuable resources of the state, PAC along with various CSOs, students organisations and women organisations discussed and resolved to suspend the total shutdown for a time being in view of the ongoing examinations.

Chief Minister N. Biren had assured that he will send state police like Pramod Asthana to hasten the investigation and even to send a sitting MLA to put up more pressure to it. L. Pishu appealed the Chief Minister to give a written assurance or a notification along with the name of the MLA to be sent and the expert from the government who is going to speed up the investigation.

It can be recalled that CM has already given his statement that the case will be handed over to CBI and after 10 days CBI denied it because UP police has efficient resources to deal with it. On that matter Pishu further said that trusting the UP police is hard for them as the UP police whom they have already given a missing report along with the photo of the deceased Pravish, but police cremated his body without informing his parents. He further said that they don’t believe that justice can be delivered by them.

He finally added that they will continue to protest until the case is handed over to the CBI and also appealed that both the state government as well as UP government to pressure in handling the case over to the CBI.

Vice President of AMKIL Lourembam Nganbi said that the movement and protest against the brutal killing of Pravish Chanam is not only his issue but also a protest against the discrimination faced by Manipur and North East by the mainlanders where people from the NE are killed and treated as mere animals.  She added that Pravish Chanam will be the foundation to resist that such discriminations aren’t allowed to the people of the NE.

She also claimed that Delhi is not only the capital of India but also the capital of Racism.

Nganbi said that they have witnessed several double talks done by the government especially the CM on various issue and he will be tested once more on Pravish Chanam’s case as he assured it to deliver justice on the assembly session yesterday.

She finally concluded that Pravish Chanam died because of the oppression of racism.

It can be recalled that Pravish Chanam (22) had gone missing after attending concert in Noida on the night of September 8, 2017 and his body was later recovered from Nithari village the next day.

Pravish had, however, been admitted to the district hospital after he had passed out at the concert venue. But CCTV footage showed that he slipped out of the hospital at 6 am the next morning.

Rinku Khumukcham

Rinku Khumukcham, Editor of Imphal Times has more than 15+ years in the field of Journalism. A seasoned editor, was a former editor of ISTV News. He resides in Keishamthong Elangbam Leikai, with his wife and parents. Rinku can be contacted at [email protected] 

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