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Fake encounters will happen if security forces deployed for long periods: Supreme Court

The court said the problems of the security forces were also comprehensible

With a judicial commission declaring that seven persons were killed in fake encounters in Manipur,the Supreme Court on Tuesday said “unjustified” killings were bound to continue if the armed forces are deployed in an area for too long.

“There is no respect for human life,an Indian’s life. If you (Centre) keep areas under security forces for a long period of time,then these things are bound to happen. This court,however,is extremely sensitive about such issues,” observed a bench led by Justice Aftab Alam,saying the fundamental issue is to prevent such violations.

The court said the problems of the security forces were also comprehensible,as they do not lead normal lives and have to stay away from their families,in violence-hit areas,for long periods of time.

Turning down a contention by Additional Solicitor General Paras Kuhad that the killings have reduced from around 350 to 50 in the last three-four years in Manipur,the bench said: “Please don’t argue on these lines. The Centre should now do something for Manipur. Manipur has to be fully integrated with the country. You keep a state alienated for 10-15 years and such things will occur.”

The bench made it clear that no objections to the commission’s report will be entertained.