Imphal, July 9,
Youth’s Forum for Protection of Human Rights (YFPHR) expressed strong concern to the increasing trend of attack on Human Rights Defender and its family members.
“We deeply regret to learn the news of an attack by shooting at one young girl namely Urikhinbam Thoibi who was driving at Bolero jeep with some of her friends on the night of 4th July, 2019 in front of her residence at Thongju Boroi Makhong, Naorem Leikai” , Th Phajaton, President of the Forum said.
The YFPHR said that such an attack is considered as a life attempt and a threat to human rights defender as her father U Nobokishore and mother M Sobita are actively involved in human rights work in the state of Manipur and other internationally human rights work.
“Such an action of shooting is considered by YFPHR as a result of unchecked granting of gun licenses and increase of illegal small arms presence in the state of Manipur. We seriously condemn such action of shooting and a proper investigation is required to arrest the culprits”, the Forum said.
YFPHR, appealed the Police Department and the Government of Manipur to arrest the culprits immediately who are involved in shooting at Thoibi and her friends.
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