HC grants Rs.7 lakhs compensation in fake encounter case

IMPHAL | Dec 14 : Human Rights Law Network (HRLN) said High Court of Manipur has awarded 7 lakhs as compensation in a case of fake encounter killing. A release said division bench of the high court of Manipur comprising of acting justice, N. Kotiswar Singh and Justice Kh. Nobin Singh has awarded Rs. 7 […]

Following directives from Supreme Court CBI registers ‘encounter’ cases

Imphal, October 13 2017: CBI, SC-III, New Delhi today registered two cases regarding two incidents of alleged fake encounter and submitted a report to the CJM, Imphal East with a prayer to instruct the Investigation Officers of the two police stations concerned to keep the case records safe and intact . The two cases have […]

Renu Takhellambam (EEVFAM) calls upon UN to be proactive against AFSPA and Fake encounter

UN to be proactive against AFSPA and Fake Encounter. Speech delivered by Renu Takhellambam (EEVFAM) at the 36th session Human Right Council, general debate agenda 10, September 2017. Mr. President We welcome the resolve of experts and digntaries that HRC should find ways to bring changes on ground; and not only make recommendations and resolutions. In […]

Fake encounter cases nailed : HC orders Rs 5 lakh compensation each for 2 victims

Imphal, September 07 2017: With regard to two cases of fake encounters, the High Court of Manipur has directed the State Government and the Central Government to pay compensation of Rs 5 (five) lakh each to the petitioners . A division bench of the High Court of Manipur comprising of Acting Chief Justice N Kotiswar […]

CBI forms 5-member team to probe Manipur encounter killings

New Delhi, August 01 2017: The CBI has formed a 5-member team headed by am SP to probe encounter killings in Manipur . The Supreme Court had ordered the investigating agency to probe the alleged fake encounter killings that involve the Army, Assam Rifles, CRPF, BSF and police . A bench of Justices Madan B […]

Rabina, Sanjit death anniversary ‘Whose bullet killed Rabina still a mystery’

Imphal, July 23 2017: The 8th death anniversary of Thokchom Rabina and Chungkham Sanjit was observed today at Lamyanba Shanglen, Palace Compound under the aegis of the Working Committee of the Apunba Lup (WCAL) and the JAC Against the Brutal Killing of Th Rabina and Ch Sanjit . The death anniversary function was marked by […]

CM attends to 800 complaints on 3rd Meeyamgi Numit ; Aim of Govt to serve and not only develop : Biren

Imphal, July 15 2017: Thousands of people turned up to highlight their grievances to Chief Minister N Biren Singh on the third “Meeyamgi Numit” held at CM’s Secretariat today. The Chief Minister attended to as many as about 800 complaints personally and met nearly 3000 people from 8.30 am to 5.10 pm . On the […]

Manorama recalled with renewed call to repeal AFSPA

Imphal, July 11 2017: The 13th death anniversary of Thangjam Manorama was observed jointly by Apunba Lup and Thangjam Manorama Memorial Charitable Trust, Bamon Kampu at Lamyanba Shanglen, Palace Compound today . Offering of floral tributes to the portrait of Manorama, observing silence as a mark of respect to the departed souls of those killed […]

Manipur killings: Amicus Curiae on ‘Army & Constitutionalism’; No legal impediment to register FIRs, says Manipur

Murali Krishnan (Courtesy : Bar and Bench) The hearing in Supreme Court in the Manipur encounter killings with respect to cases in which Gauhati and Manipur High Courts had ordered judicial inquiries concluded on April 20 . The matter was heard by a Bench of Justices Madan B Lokur and UU Lalit, which reserved its […]

Crime and Punishment

“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere,” said Martin Luther King. The administration of criminal justice system is primarily composed of the police, courts and prisons. The case flows through this system and the functioning of one component has ripple effects on the rest and hence, also on the final result of delivery of […]

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 […]

Senior advocate appearing for Manipur accepts lapse on the part of State Govt, SC asks State to suggest names for SIT Military cannot be subjected to FIR for its operations : Army

NEW DELHI, Apr 20 :The Supreme Court today asked the Centre and Manipur to suggest five names each of officials, ex-officials whom they deem fit are suitable for Special Investigating Team (SIT) to be constituted to investigate into the killings in which judicial inquiries have been conducted. The apex Court after perusing the names reserved […]

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 […]

Judicial investigations on Manipur encounters “biased” : Army to SC

New Delhi, Apr 19 :A day after it was rapped by the Supreme Court for remaining silent over rape and murder charges against its personnel in Manipur, the Army today said the judicial probes conducted into these charges were “biased” and slanted against them due to local factors. It alleged that the district Judges, who […]

Extra-judicial killing in Manipur Supreme Court asks Centre to segregate cases

New Delhi, Apr 7 :The Supreme Court asked the Centre today to segregate the cases related to the armed forces from the list of 265 incidents of extra-judicial killings in Manipur, which it would deal with first on a plea seeking probe into such alleged fake encounter killings. The apex Court, which said that 265 […]

Three held for defying court’s decision in Facebook

IMPHAL: Three persons, including admin of Facebook page ‘Manipur diary’ have been arrested under contempt of court charges for showing strong disapproval in the social media site against the decision of the district & sessions judge, Imphal West to grant anticipatory bail to an accused involved in a fake encounter case. The arrested trio have […]

Demanding justice in extra-judicial killings… Students march to Raj Bhavan

IMPHAL, Feb 27: Demanding justice in many fake encounter/extra judicial killing cases, students of different colleges marched toward the Raj Bhavan today under the aegis of Kangleipak Students’ Association (KSA). The students led by the KSA vice-president and the general secretary marched toward the Raj Bhavan from the direction of GP Women’s College and they […]

Manipur Elections 2017: A history of fake encounters opens up old wounds ahead of polls

On April 6, 2007, Mung Hangzo of Kokaithan locality in Imphal stepped out to the local market barely half a kilometre from his house. The day was Good Friday, and the counsellor at an NGO, working for the rehabilitation of those affected by drug addiction, wanted to buy a camera. He met two friends on […]