NEFIS Strongly Condems the Killing of Peaceful Protestors in Ukhrul

September 1, 2014

North East Forum for International Solidarity(NEFIS) strongly condemns the killing of two peaceful protesters in Ukhrul, Manipur. Two people were killed and 15 injured when Manipur Police opened fire against the peaceful protesters in Ukhrul. Several demonstrators were injured and some of them are in a very serious condition. Manipur state’s attitude towards its minorities is very conspicuous seeing incidents like these. NEFIS will always stand against such oppression in any part of the world.

It is to be noted that residents of Ukhrul were demanding the lifting of the indefinite curfew imposed in Ukhrul two months ago. All the protesters were unarmed and were participating in a peaceful protest when Manipur police commandos and jawans of the India Reserve Battalion fired on the protesters indiscriminately. Ukhrul has been under the restrictive Section 144 of the Code of Criminal Procedure for a few months due to tensions between the government and pro-Naga groups.

If such incidents re-occur NEFIS will call a nation-wide protest against the Manipur state’s oppression on people’s movement.

Hem Chandra Brahma
North East Forum for International Solidarity
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