Imphal, April 24,
Socialist Students’ Union of Manipur (SSUM) today in a press release questioned the state government about the reasons behind the non-removal of the draconian Act – The Armed Forces Special Power Act (AFSPA), where many innocent civilians have been the victims, from Manipur State though Centre and State Government have announced the insurgency condition has improve in the state
Naorem Tanoranjan, Convenor SSUM in the press release stated that many of the fake encounter cases occurred during the Congress rule are already under inquiry by Supreme Court order and one Indian Army Naib Subedar has come out about numerous fake encounters and surrender drama with proofs which has been publish in today’s leading newspapers in the state and one Manipur Police Personal Th Herojit has already confessed about many of the fake encounters which he have committed that have been committed by police personnel to the court which is first in the history to confess by a police personnel.
Despite the confession made by Th Herojit, no proper inquiry or actions have been taken up to punish the culprits till date which is regrettable for our state.
Even in the election manifesto of BJP, clearly mentions that Fake Encounters will be investigate thoroughly and no one will be excused, Tanoranjan asserts.
Tanoranjan also states that at such situation state government should take up proper actions rather than denying the facts of those confessions.
Cases related to Fake Encounters and implementing Suo Moto Cases of today’s report flash in the newspapers, the cases should be hand over to CBI or National Agency to investigate thoroughly, he asserts.
One the other hand, the AFSPA which has been revoke from Meghalaya and some part of Arunachal Pradesh, AFSPA should also be revoke from Manipur as Union Home Minister and State government has already announced the insurgency problems and law and order conditions is improve in Manipur State.
Unfortunately, the non-revoke of AFSPA from Manipur has cause many confusions to the general civilians.
The only question remains is, for how long the innocents civilians are going to be tortured by the mainland Indian army under the AFSPA act, Tanoranjan Asserts.
Considering the facts that many of the arms groups have been on peace talk and on SoO states with the government and no news of arm violence have been heard in the state so far, SSUM demands the concern and state government to revoke AFSPA from Manipur state at the earliest.