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 […]

EEVFAM demands swift justice

IMPHAL, Feb 25: The Extra Judicial Execution Victim Families Association Manipur (EEVFAM) organised a protest at Keishamthong Elangbam Leikai today demanding justice for the Khwairamband Keithel killing case. Speaking to media persons, EEVFAM president Renu Takhellambam said that there are numerous cases of fake encounter in Manipur and an equally huge number of widows as […]

A day after Sanjit’s mother cry for justice, the victim’s father today said a person came to offer him Rs 20 lakh

Imphal, Feb 21: After Police constable Herojit had spelled out on how he shot dead Chungkham Shanjit in cold blood in the in famous July 23, 2009 Khwairambandh Keithel incident, father of the deceased, Chungkham Khelen today said that a close worker of MLA Dr. NG Bijoy of Khurai Assembly Constituency, identified as one Kenedy […]

BJP Demans Manipur Govt to speed up trial of pending cases including fake encounters and airport drug case

Imphal, 16 February 2017 (Evening News) : BJP Manipur Pradesh has demanded speedy trial of pending cases including Robinhood murder, fake encounter and Imphal Airport Drug seizure. BJP spokesperson and former minister Nongthongbam Biren told the media in a press meet held early this morning at the BJP office at Nityaipat Chuthek that the non […]

Rights groups appeal to‘fake encounter’ victim families

More than 700 families are yet to get in touch with the data collection process to record their statements and submit documents in connection with the 1528 cases of alleged fake encounter killings. A joint release of the Extrajudicial Executions Victim Families Association, Manipur and Human Rights Alert expressed happiness that the  Supreme Court of […]

NHRC’s order to pay compensation for ‘extra-judicial’ killings State Govt whittles down number from 34 to 28

IMPHAL, Jul 27: Of the 34 fake encounter victims whose families are to be compensated as per the recommendations of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), the State Government is said to have omitted six names. NHRC had asked the State Government to pay Rs 5 lakh each as compensation to the families of all […]

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Govt lied to SC about compensation, say Manipur fake encounter victims

Ten days after the Supreme Court restrained the armed forces from using excessive force even in areas where Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act of 1958 is in force, the kin of 28 victims of extrajudicial killings in Manipur have accused the state government of lying to the apex court on payment of compensation. The SC […]

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Govt lied to SC about compensation, say Manipur fake encounter victims

Ten days after the Supreme Court restrained the armed forces from using excessive force even in areas where Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act of 1958 is in force, the kin of 28 victims of extrajudicial killings in Manipur have accused the state government of lying to the apex court on payment of compensation. The SC […]

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Apunba Lup decry absence of judge during Herojit’s scheduled hearing

IMPHAL, February 22: The Working Committee of the Apunba Lup today staged a sit in protest decrying the absence of District and Sessions Judge, Imphal East during the February 20 hearing of the July 23, 2009 BT Road Killing case. The sit in protest was…

Herojit present, Judge absent at Court

Women activists suspect and decry possible judicial manipulation IMPHAL, February 20: “Why did the judge not appear today at this crucial juncture? Why has justice been delayed? How much has the judge been paid off? Next time we expect the Court to provide justice, if not, we will burn it down the next time on

MSAD talk program on fake encounter

February 15, Delhi :Manipur Students’ Association Delhi, (MSAD) Jamia Committee in association with Centre for North East Studies and Policy Research, Jamia Millia Islamia invites all to a talk program Topic: Fake Encounter as State Tactics: Reflection on Conflict and Civil Society in Manipur Venue: Centre for North East Studies and Policy Research,Jamia Millia Islamia Date: 16th February

ANSAM press statement on fake encounter

February 5,Senapati: A press statement  dated 5th Feb 2016 signed by James Inka, Publicity and Information, All Naga Students Association Manipur(ANSAM) states that -The ANSAM, representing the Naga and tribal youth and students in Manipur welcomes the public admission of the killing of an unarmed Ch. Sanjit by Th. Herojit, senior constable of Manipur Police

NE communities protest outside Manipur Bhawan

IMPHAL, January 28: Following the confession of a Manipur Police head constable Thounaojam Herojit to his part in the broad daylight killing of an unarmed militant suspect, Chungkham Sanjit on July 23, 2009 in the BT Road, people from different North-E…