Northeast community leaders met Union Home Minister of State Shri Kiren Rijiju to ensure the safety of civilians in Chandel district following the ambush and killing of 18 security forces in Manipur
Wednesday, June 10, 2015
New Delhi,9th June, 2015 ~Collective delegation
from the Northeast Region of India met Mr. Kiren Rijiju, Union Minister
of State on 8th June 2015 in North Block to appeal for his immediate
intervention to the recent situation in Chandel District of Manipur. The
delegation strongly condemn the ambush which left 18 security forces
dead and scores of others injured that belong to the Dogra Regiment and
have also expressed deepest condolences to the departed Indian Armies
and shares the pain and sorrow of the bereaved families.
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delegation apprised the Minister of Home for State, Mr.Kiren Rijiju on
the present crisis in Chandel district, he has given his assurance that
he will act on it and convey these concerns to concerned Ministers and
authorities. The Minister also added that the concerned state government
must cooperate in this process and must also inform the Ministry of
Home Affairs and the Defence Ministry that are being taken care of from
the side of the state administration.
Keeping in view the past
history of massive human rights violations during army operation, the
collective leaders led by Mr David Boyes, Ms Binalakshmi Nepram, Ms
Alana Golmei and Mr Zuchamo Yanthan have submitted a memorandum
demanding the following points for the safety of the innocent people in
(1). The presence of civil police, and women’s representation in all military combing operations.
Deployment of state police including women police officers and setting
up of booths in those areas to coordinate with the army while they carry
out the operation.
(3). Constitution of an immediate fact
finding mission with immediate effect comprising the political parties,
civil workers, both men and women.
(4). That the present crisis must not lead to further suffering of the civilian in the areas.
Ensure for peaceful combing operation without violating human rights
bearing in mind the bitter memories and experiences of Oinam village in
Manipur on 11th July, 1987. (After the killing of nine soldiers by NSCN,
a counter insurgency Operation Bluebird was launched in Oinam village
on 11th July, 1987. During the operation, there were unimaginable
massive human rights violations of rape, torture, illegal arrests and
detention, burning and dismantling of homes, dismantling of schools and
churches, looting of property and forced labour took placed)
Ensure the involvement of women in any peace process in Northeast
India. There are presently 17 ongoing peace talks in the North East.
However, not a single woman is included in the process.
meeting with Minister lasted for 45 minutes and he has assured his best
possible support to safeguard the people of Chandel district, Manipur
and for people of Northeast region
1. Chief Minister, Manipur
2. Director General Police, Manipur
3. North East MP Forum
4. Chief Secretary, Manipur