The decision to introduce Manipur anti-mob violence bill comes in the wake of the statewide protest condemning the lynching of Farooque Khan on September 13 at Tharoijamm, for allegedly trying to steal a scooter.
NH-37 is often considered often considered as one of the dangerous highways to travel in the state. Besides being landslides prone area the highway is active with militant activities.
The order said, "Due to a long-drawn agitation against Pandey, by the students and teachers in the campus of the Manipur University, the University was in a state of turmoil."
Manipur lynching: According to Jayanta Singh, Deputy Inspector General (DIG), Range 1, “strong action” had been taken against police personnel seen in the video. “An inquiry has been initiated against them,” he said.
The KNO contended that the gruesome violence and systematic massacre of innocent Kuki villagers were meticulously preplanned with the purpose of driving out the villagers out of their land.
An FIR was lodged by the victim's family this morning against the doctors and nurses for their negligence which resulted in the death of the baby.
The NSCN response was a reaction to the allegation levelled by the Kukis that the former was responsible for the ‘Joupi massacre’.
Md. Farooque Khan, from Lilong Haoreibi, Thoubal district, was attacked by a mob at Tharoijam Imphal West district on suspicion of vehicle theft. The mob also destroyed a car which was allegedly used by the 26-year-old and his accomplices.
KNO is one of the two umbrella Kuki militant groups, currently engaged in tripartite political dialogue with the Centre and state government.
The Naga apex body issued the statement in the wake of the protest against the ‘Nungba incident’ launched by the All Manipur Students Union (AMSU).
Thousands of Kukis from different parts including from Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram and Myanmar came together at the complex and paid homage to the victims of the ethnic clash.
Hussain was the investigating officer (IO) in a case related to the arrest of a suspected 72-year-old drug smuggler. Sources said neither did Hussain maintain proper documentation nor did he make a serious attempt to arrest other important associates of the drug smuggler.
He further opined that although the state cannot directly intervene in the matter, it (state) is pursuing the Central Government to take appropriate action against Prof. AP. Pandey.
Chief Minister N. Biren Singh said, “The CFC is aimed at bringing transparency, efficiency in delivering services to people and to reduce corruption and harassment to people”.
AMSU, who led the musician team, had served an ultimatum of 72 hours to Manipur Government to arrest and punish the culprits involved in the incident. As the ultimatum expired today and the government was unable to make the arrest, the student's body imposed the total blockade of the NH-37.
As many as 22 student protestors including three leaders of Manipur University Students’ Union (MUSU) were arrested by police today while trying to storm the quarter of Prof. AP Pandey and registrar in-charge M Shyamkesho Singh.
The demand of the opposition group comes three days after the cadres of NSCN (I-M) allegedly assaulted and subsequently asked for extortion from a team of singers, led by All Manipur Students’ Union, along the National Highway 37 Imphal-Jiribam road.
Manipur University VC Prof. Adya Prasad Pandey informed that a camp office has been opened at his official quarter and he has started discharging the duties of V-C, even as his office still remains locked.
On Saturday, Pandey submitted his joining letters to all the authorities concerned that he had resumed his duties in the varsity with immediate effect after taking a leave of 30 days from August 2.
Following protests by students and teachers demanding Pandey’s resignation, a memorandum of agreement was signed on August 16 between the protesters, the state government and the HRD Ministry.