For writing book on Manipur riots, FIR lodged against Silchar author

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For writing book on Manipur riots, FIR lodged against Silchar author

Imphal: A case has been registered against a Silchar-based writer and journalist for “fomenting inter-group enmity” through his book ‘Manipur Files’, police said on Tuesday. Based on ethnic violence.
Kangleipak Kanba Lup (KKL) youth leader Luwangcha U Ngamkheingakpa filed a formal complaint on November 25 at Porompat police station in Imphal East district.
According to the complaint, the author had written a biased account of the violence, presenting only one side of the conflict.
The case was registered against Silchar-based writer Pranabananda Das under several provisions of the Indian Penal Code, including Section 153A (promoting enmity between groups based on religion, caste or place of birth), 200 ( used as true. knowing such declaration to be false) and 295 (damaging or desecrating a place of worship with intent to insult the religion of any class).

Das was also booked under Section 505 (statements conducing to public mischief), 499 (defamation) and 120B (criminal conspiracy with common intention) of the IPC.

There has been an ethnic conflict going on in the state since May 3rd, 2023 and it has resulted in over 180 deaths and thousands of homeless people.

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