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NEDF condemn killing of protestors by security force

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North East Dialogue Forum (NEDF) today expressed strong condemnation to the killing of Sapam Robinhood and Khaijamang Toushang during the agitation for Inner Line Permit (ILP) and against the ILP in Manipur. In a press statement of the forum signed by S. Dhanabir, the statement said that Khaijamang Toushang is 10 years old and Sapam Robinhood is 16 years old boys. Both of them are children.
The statement further said that the Indian state has to respect human rights and full protection of civilians specially children at any circumstances. The people in Manipur experience the killing of civilians and children by the security forces in the name of counter insurgency. The hearings of cases are going on in Supreme Court.
“Government of Manipur could have used water cannon, rubber bullet to deal with the mob. As we including Government already aware that people who are very violent with full of anger, People are also suffering from one anger to another anger, from one frustration to another frustration for a long time due to many reasons. This anger are accumulated and burst out like wild fire. The Government should ask police to deal with. Then they fired”, it added.
NEDF further appealed to all the people in Manipur to adopt non-violent and democratic process. NEDF also urged to all the Deputy Commissioners and Superintendents of Police in Manipur to organize Conflict Transformation training to police, civilians, religious leaders, women, district political leaders to transform the conflict into more constructive peace building in the long run.
NEDF also urge to the Government of Manipur to establish a Special Investigation Team to investigate the cases of killing in Churachandpur and act accordingly to punish the perpetrator according to the law.

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