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Mob lynching decried; condemnation pours; protest staged; demands actions against all those responsible

by Rinku Khumukcham
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IT News
Imphal, Sept 15,

September 13, mob lynching incident of Tharoijam at which an MBA student was mercilessly lynched by a hostile mob alleging him as vehicle lifter has spark protest and condemnation across the state.
Protest demanding justice for the victim was staged at Kairang, Khomidok and Khabeisoi area. A public meeting was also held today at Lilong keithel organised by the JAC formed against the mob Lynching.
What is more interesting is the uproar of womenfolk at Tharoijam area demanding released of those arrested in connection with the lynching incident even though it is understood that the person whom they lynch without mercy was alleged of lifting a vehicle worth around 70 thousand rupees.
The deceased Md Farooque Khan @ Foorkan is an MBA professional who is running his own business under an entrepreneurship giving lots of contributions to the society who is expected to play a pivotal role in bringing drastic social, economical, moral changes to the Muslim community in particular and the state of Manipur in general.
The JAC formed against the killing stated that the police personnel from Patsoi Police station did not tried to stop the violent people who were hitting the decease even as they reached the spot.
“The police personnel were waiting for the screaming to breathe his last in an open field of Tharoijam”, the JAC said.
The JAC also submitted a memorandum to the chief Minister of Manipur demanding Termination of the police personnels who were present on the spot and did not intervene the same neglecting the human values and penalization of the same personnels under appropriate ruling.
Other demand put up by the JAC area immediate arrest of the culprits involved in the said mob lynching and blaming the victim of being a two-wheeler lifter; formulation of certain policies by the Government of Manipur for the safety of the people of minority community like Meitei Pangal who have been frequently mob lynched and blamed for thefts now and then so that a status-quo among the communities of the state may be maintained and handing over the case to the CBI.
The JAC further said that if the government fails to compliance with the demand of the JAC then it will launch intense agitation with the supports of all the CSO’s across the state.
Anti drug Joint Committee Kairang, Khumidok and Khabeisoi also condemn the lynching of the youth. A statement of the committee said that if the deceased is felt guilty then he should be handed over to the police so that the law of the land will take its own course.

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