One day public meeting on 59th Year of AFSPA and State of Impunity Today held

Imphal, August 18 2017: Extra Judicial Execution Victim Families Association (EEVFAM), Human Rights Alert, Just Peace Foundation and United NGO Mission Manipur (UNMM), organised a one day public meeting on 59th Year of AFSPA and State of Impunity Today, at Manipur Press Club, today. A memorandum was also submitted to the Chief Minister to revoke […]

Will extend assistance to SIT probing fake encounters : Biren Focus should be on those who gave the orders to kill, in addition to those personnel who were just following those instructions : Babloo

Imphal, July 15 2017: The Manipur Government will provide “necessary assistance” to a Special Investigating Team (SIT) set up the Supreme Court to probe extra-judicial killings and fake encounters by security forces in the insurgency-hit State, Chief Minister N Biren Singh said today . Welcoming the apex Court order setting up the SIT comprising five […]

Widows of Manipur’s Extra-Judicial Killings Are Foot Soldiers

It was Good Friday on April 6 in 2007. A holiday, and Renu Takhelabam’s husband had driven out on his scooter to a local market. Hours passed and he did not return. Renu grew anxious, their nine-month-old son bawled. Meanwhile, Mung Hangzo’s corpse lay unattended in a local hospital. Hangzo’s death had become another statistic […]

SC upholds order against use of excessive force by army in Manipur

New Delhi, Apr 27 :In a huge setback to the Centre, the Supreme Court has re-affirmed its July 2016 order that the army or the Manipur police had violated human rights by killing innocent people in the guise of encounter of militants. The Court in its order had held that the army cannot use excessive […]

Sorting Through the Paper Trail of Fake Encounters in Manipur

At the Supreme Court’s asking, a rights group in Manipur is sorting through files pertaining to over 1,528 victims of alleged extra-judicial killings to place before the judges. Imphal (Manipur): What do 1,528 dead bodies look like? Three filing cabinets. In a dimly lit, dusty room in Manipur’s capital, thousands of files sit, marked or […]

Recall Order Against Immunity for Soldiers in Manipur, Centre Asks Supreme Court

The government said the judgment had hampered the army’s ability to respond to insurgent and terrorist situations. New Delhi: The Supreme Court has agreed to hear the Centre’s curative petition seeking to recall the July 2016 order holding that the army or the Manipur police cannot use excessive force under the provisions of the Armed […]