|Manipur student bodies condemn Delhi incident|
IMPHAL, June 12 - Manipur Hill-based tribal students’ bodies have expressed strong displeasure and condemned the Delhi incident wherein several “peaceful and unarmed” tribal protesters were “assaulted and detained” by Delhi Police and Manipur Rifles personnel.
At the backdrop of the “brutality” committed by Delhi Police and Manipur Rifles personnel posted at Manipur Bhavan, New Delhi, the All Tribal Students’ Union Manipur along with other organisations – Kuki Students’ Organisation and All Naga Students’ Association Manipur – convened an emergency consultative meeting here recently, ATSUM informed in a statement.
The three organisations unanimously adopted a resolution condemning the “brutality and highhandedness” exhibited by the Delhi Police and Manipur Rifles personnel.
The unprecedented use of “excessive force” against the peaceful and unarmed tribal protesters is unwarranted, the statement said, adding that the peaceful protest outside the Manipur Bhavan took a violent turn following an unexpected lathi charge by Delhi Police personnel without prior warning in gross violation of the standard operating procedures, resulting in a number of civilians getting injured.