Over killing of 13 Meiteis, NHRC issued notice to higher authorities

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Over killing of 13 Meiteis, NHRC issued notice to higher authorities

Imphal: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has issued a notice to the authorities of the northeastern state of Manipur over the recent killing of 13 Meiteis community people in Tengnoupal district of the state.

On December 04, at least 13 people lost their lives in a fierce exchange of fire in Leathao village of Manipur’s Tengnoupal district.
The NHRC issued notices to the Chief Secretary of Manipur and the state’s Director General of Police (DGP) over the deaths.

The NHRC, in a statement, said the incident, as reported, indicates a ‘malfunction’ on the part of law enforcement agencies and forces deployed to ensure law and order in the state.

The NHRC observed that the reported loss of 13 lives in an area, which remained calm since the tension erupted in Manipur in May this year, is “alarming and disturbing”.

The rights panel has asked the Manipur chief secretary and DGP to submit a detailed report on the incident within two weeks.

The report is expected to include information on the status of the FIR registered by the police and measures taken by the Manipur government to prevent similar incidents of violence.

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