Imphal, Nov 26
North-East Forum for International Solidarity (NEFIS) expressed strong condemnation of the incident of molestation of a woman from Kuki community by the personnel of Assam Rifles in Churachandpur last week. The incident happened when the woman was frisked on the pretext of checking by the personnel. The personnel which included women brutally molested the victim and forced her to undress. Moreover, according to reports the personnel took photographs of her private parts. The incident has left the people in the area in a state of fear as such incidents indicate the impunity provided to army personnel.
NEFIS demanded immediate apprehension and strict punishment for the personnel who were involved in the incident. It also demands a probe into the incident and other such incidents by an independent committee. NEFIS further believes that the impunity granted to personnel is the main reason behind such incidents and calls upon all communities in the North-East to stand unitedly against AFSPA which provides such impunity to army personnel.
Pinky Salam, a young and enthusiastic Reporter is working with Imphal Times since 2018. Apart from being a reporter, he is a musician and plays Guitar in his spare time. Pinky is a resident of Sagolband Salam Maning Leikai, Imphal and lives with his parents. He can be reached at [email protected]
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