CDSU advocates Central intervention, PR
Source: The Sangai Express / S Singlianmang Guite
Lamka, September 11 2011:
Against the backdrop of a protracted struggle for a full fledged Sadar Hills district, the subsequent attempt of the Government to generalize the issue with reorganization of the State's entire districts and the endemic problems that cram the State, Churachandpur District Students Union is of the view that Manipur presently would be best governed under President's Rule.
It is imperative that Manipur Government should get on the right side of history given the long drawn struggle of thirty-nine years for Sadar Hills.
This is a rare opportunity for the incumbent Government to demonstrate that their heart is in the right place.
Else, a CDSU statement said, given the varied and endemic problems of the State from armed struggle; state of violence, draconian laws and denial of democratic rights and dissent, wide scale rampant corruption et al, it is in favour and of strong view that Manipur presently, is at its best, to be governed under Presiddent Rule (PR) .
Rather than respecting the sentiments and popular mood of the Sadar Hills people, Ibobi had opted to be in Tokyo only to underscore his callous adventurism, it said adding instead of honestly dealing with the issue raised by SHDDC, the Government chose to cover up its ineptitude, on the false pretext of law and order.
The CDSU also expressed its solidarity towards what it dubbed as legitimate democratic struggle, and acknowledge the people's resilience and perseverance against the 'ill-equipped' Congress led SPF coalition Government.
Rights abuses : Union Minister of State for Home Affairs, Jitendra Singh today informed the Rajya Sabha that the National Human Rights Commission has registered a total of 30 cases in the period 2010-2011 against police for gross violation of human rights.
Uttar Pradesh leads the States with the maximum number of cases registered against its police with the NHRC, while Sikkim has none.
In the case of Manipur, for the period, 2010 to 2011, there are 31 pending cases with the NHRC and 15 in the period 2011-2012 .
In 2009, the State erupted in widescale protest after Tehelka published a series of damning photos in connection with the July 23 BT Road incident which showed the cops shoving Sanjit into a shop and later claiming that he was killed in an encounter.