Manipur: Press Release on protest against police brutality on students

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NORTH-EAST FORUM FOR INTERNATIONAL SOLIDARITY (NEFIS)

Correspondence Add: 2/21, Double Storey, Vijaynagar, Delhi; Ph: 7838983871; Email: nefis.delhi@gmail.com

PRESS RELEASE Date: 09.07.15

North-East Forum for International Solidarity (NEFIS) condemns the brutal killing of a student while protesting against the government in Manipur!

Hundreds of NEFIS activists gathered and gheraoed Manipur Bhawan.

Today a large number of students from different regions of North-East, led by NEFIS protested against the high-handed crackdown of police on peaceful protesters in Manipur. The police brutality on people was once again demonstrated when on Wednesday, 8th of July, a student was killed while demonstrating against the Government. The victim was a Class 11th student, who was fatally wounded when to scatter the protesters, the tear gas shell fired from close range hit him.

This incident is connected to other past incidents where peoples’ right to dissent has been gagged by the authorities and their democratic right to protest against the government, violated. It should be noted that the people who were protesting were innocent school students of different educational institutions. It is shameful that police could not tolerate even a peaceful protest by students and shockingly tried to disperse the protesters using reprehensible means. A delegation of NEFIS also met the Resident Commissioner of Manipur and submitted a Memorandum addressed to the Chief Minister of Manipur. The following demands were raised:

1. There should be an immediate and independent inquiry into the incident.

2. The Police personnel responsible for the death of the student should be immediately suspended.

3. There should be an immediate stop on any mode of repression on peaceful Democratic movements. NEFIS will take the issue to National level, if the demands are not immediately heard. We request your esteemed daily/magazine to cover our news, so that a democratic movement against police repression on people rights to dissent gains a big momentum. Thanking You, Chinglen Khumukcham, Convener, North-East Forum for International Solidarity (NEFIS)

Contact: 7838983871

Email: nefis.delhi@gmail.com

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