IMPHAL, Dec 8: The proscribed Maoist Communist Party, Manipur has exhorted the people of Manipur to fight against human rights violation under the Indian colonial regime.
A statement issued by secretary publicity and propaganda of the outfit, Nonglen Meitei mentioned that the world is observing the 63rd Human Rights Day on December 10 under the theme “an extra-ordinary year of human rights”.
People should reaffirm their stance against human rights violation and render utmost support to the 11-year-old struggle of Irom Sharmila for the repeal of AFSPA, 1958.
The massacre at Malom, RMC Gate, Heirangoithong, Tera Keithel etc. are clear indication of gross human rights violation carried out by Indian security forces in the name of countering insurgency in the region, it stated.
The release further mentioned that many people including women and children have ended up their lives at the hands of security personnel who have been empowered with the draconian AFSPA.
The Maoist Party also appealed to the people to join hands in combating human rights violation and ensure peace and harmony in the region.