NHRC directs Manipur to report on human right violation (INDIA)


The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has directed the Manipur government to submit an action taken report on the complaints filed by Sinlung Indigenous Peoples Human Rights Commission (SIPHRO).


(20.02.2006)

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) in their notification dated February 13, 2005, has directed the Chief Secretary of Manipur and Director General of Police (DGP) Manipur, to submit an Action Taken Report (ATR) on the complaints filed by Sinlung Indigenous Peoples Human Rights Commission (SIPHRO) to the Commission within four weeks from the receipt of the letter.

Talking to UNI today SIPHRO chairman David Buhril said, ''we have submitted a complaint to the NHRC on February 3, on the alleged rape of ten innocent minors and torturing of villagers by the United National Liberation Front (UNLF) and Kangleipak Communist Party(KCP) at Lungthulien and Parbung villages in Tipaimukh sub-division in January 2006.'' ''Out of the 30 raped, already one women was tested positive,'' he added.
Thousands of HMAR villagers fled to neighbouring villages in Mizoram and others on January 2006 as counter-insurgency operations against valley-based militant groups was undertaken by the Indian Army, he pointed out.

According to SIPHRO, ''the exodus was a spill-over of the Indian military crusade,forcing the fleeing militants to occupy and control hilly remote hamlets of Churachandpur district. This further resulted in shortage of food, killing of civilians, torturing of villages and its authorities, planting of landmines and raping of women.''

SIPHRO also alleged that the atrocities and terrors committed by the UNLF is in total violation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights of the United Nations (UN) and provisions of the 1976 Additional Protocol to Geneva Conventions relating to the Protection of Victims of Non-International Armed Conflicts.

Von: 21.02.2006, http://news.webindia123.com

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