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HRDA filed petition to take action against the arbitrary arrest of YFPHR activists

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Imphal, April 7

Human Rights Defenders’ Alert, India has taken serious note to what the organization term as Illegal  detention and arbitrary arrest of Mr. Takhenchangbam Shadishkanta and Khangjrakpam
Phajaton of the Youth’s Forum for Protection of Human Rights  (YFPHR) April 1, 2020 and April 2, 2020 respectively by state government authority for issuing a press statement t on April 1, expressing serious concerns about government  utilising  the  paddy  field  of  Langthabal  Phumlou  Loukol  to  set  up  a quarantine facility which will significantly threaten right to food, food sovereignty and livelihood  of  farmers  and  people  who  are  dependent  on  the  said  field
A complaint lodged to the National Human Rights Commission, the HRDA stated that the Youth’s Forum for Protection of Human Rights (YFPHR) is an organisation established in April 2016. It said that YFPHR’s member are the victims of violation committed by the state.
The members include the survivor of sexual violence, victims of armed conflict who lost their parents, internally displaced youth due to developmental projects, victims of  atrocities committed by the state actors. YFPHR works across the seven states of the Northeast Region of India, committed to address the issue of the Indigenous people  rights and human rights in general.
Mr.  Takhenchangbam  Shadishkanta  and  Khangjrakpam  Phajaton  have  been
spearheading  YFPHR  for  the  past  three  years. The HRDA alleges that no arrest memo were provided at the time of arrest but both were forced  to sign the arrest memo without mentioning the time of arrest and other details at Porompat Police Station.
The HRDA appealed to the NHRC, to examine compliance with all the mandatory procedures on arrest and detention  laid  down  in  the  CrPC,  DK  Basu  Guidelines,  NHRC  Guidelines  on
Arrest and applicable judgments of the  Supreme Court.
It urged the NHRC to  Consider initiating an immediate independent inquiry through NHRC’s own  investigation  division  and  direct  the  Director  General  of  Police,  Manipur  to
submit urgently –  All  records  (FIR  copy,  arrest  memos,  medico-legal  certificate,  certified
copy of inspection memo) pertaining to the FIR Number 67(4) of 2020 registered at Porompat PS,  Copies of written summon under Section 160 of the CrPC,  Copies of medical report as conducted under Section 54 of the CrPC among others

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