Why BJP government silent on killing, torture of civilians, Stop your drama: Congress

Imphal: Why is the Biren Singh BJP government silent on the killing and torture of civilians by security forces in Manipur? Manipur Pradesh Congress Committee president K. Meghachandra asked.

The Congress leader was addressing reporters at Manipur PCC office at Imphal on Sunday.

Why the state Cabinet close the issue just by sending a letter to the Centre simply condemning the issue? Meghachandra asked.

He said people are asking the government to provide security coverage to the people. What is the harm there?

The government remains as a silent spectator to the violances witnessed in the state. What is the government thinking when the violence aggravates in the state?

The paramilitary forces recently released a civilian named Gurumayum Ingocha (Bobo) Sharma after they abducted from Nilakuthi, Sekmai and tortured him at third degree. He was released when people’s pressure mounted to release him. At present he is at Shija Hospital, he said.

Bobo, son of Kritichandra Sharma of Khamral Awang Leikai of Imphal West district was abducted on his way to Sekmai on a two-wheeler Royal Enfield on September 10. As per CCTV footage, he was abducted by unknown persons who came in a Gypsy bearing no registration number.

The government has remained silent over the Assam Rifles and security forces atrocities at Pallel. It condemned the security forces’ atrocities instead of taking action against them as a government.

At least two agitators died, and over 80 persons injured on September 9, confronting the security forces while trying to throng towards Pallel in Tengnoupal district, where ahead, Kuki started attacking Meitei people. Manipur Cabinet on the next day condemned the previous day actions of the central security forces to civilians and resolved to apprise about the incident to the Centre.

“Stop showcasing Drama,” Meghachandra said over the recent visit of 23 MLAs in Delhi to apprise the central leaders for a solution to the Manipur crisis.

How can the issue be addressed to central leaders without the state leader who is hiding? The MLAs paid their visit to Delhi not according to their will, but after Youth of Manipur put pressure for their roles on restoring peace in the state, he said.

On September 11 night, 23 MLAs in the ruling BJP Manipur government promised Youths of Manipur that they would proceed to Delhi on September 13. Large number of youth of the Youths of Manipur group stormed at chief minister’s secretariat to make the Manipur legislators pledge to protect Manipur from Kuki-Zo attempt to separate the state since May 3 mayhem. They demanded to take legal action against 10 Kuki MLAs who challenge against Manipur’s integrity.

Union Home minister Amit Shah is on divide and rule tactics by planning to meet state legislators separately. Hard to believe for a solution, Meghachandra said.

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