MSAD's statement on Police action at General Secretary's residence

23rd December, 2018

Today morning, Police came to the home of Keinou Javed Mehedi, General Secretary, MSAD to nab him as per directed from the State Government. They asked Veewon Thokchom (President of MSAD) and Damudor Arambam (Advisor to MSAD) too. They asked all his details and intimidate his family as much as possible. And it is a time when we speak too much against the arbitrary arrest of journalist Wangkhemcha Wangthoi.

Way back, MSAD’s plan to organize a protest march in New Delhi, against the arbitrary arrest of Wangkhemcha Wangthoi, was foiled by Delhi Police following the directives of Manipur CM. First in MSAD’s history, all the protestors were detained even before the Protest.

Three days before the Protest, they were in search of the General Secretary impersonating themselves as TOI and Zee news reporters. Since then we have been vociferous against the state undemocratic approaches and conducts to gag the voices of the masses. He has been a strong critic against the arbitrary and conspired arrest of Wangthoi.

Today, his turn has come and the state authority is using all its might to gag him. This inability to take criticism clearly shows their misconducts.

Friends, we don’t need to afraid anyone. This authoritarian misuse of power and intimidation will not go long if we unite and fight back. If we don’t fight back, yesterday was Wangthoi’s turn, today is our turn and tomorrow might be your turn.

We are in a sorry state of authoritarian regime that anybody can be arbitrarily arrested and killed anytime at anywhere under NSA and AFSPA, if the government does not want you. (recently we have seen in Wangthoi’s arrest under NSA & the state inability to question the army in Gaffar’s killing).

Nobody can poke nose into this draconian Acts imposed over us. We are under such state of oppression. If we don’t wake up and fight back at this right time for the mankind, justice and truth, our next generation will judge us. We were not born to be oppressed. And our silence will create more violence in future.

MSAD strongly condemns such an act of intimidation and MSAD will not stay silent on this. We appeal to all the Manipuri population to stay strong and fight back.

Yawolna Yaiphare!
Apunbana Yaiphare!

Loose translation in Manipuri:

Ngasi ayuk Keinou Javed Mehedi, General Secretary, MSAD ki yumda state government gi direction gi matung enna mahakpu faba Police laaklammi. Makhoina MSAD ki President Thokc hom Veewon amasung MSAD ki advisor Damudor Arambam su hanglammi. Police sing aduna mahakki maramda loina details hangba masung kihan khanghannaba kanna hotnarammi. Police na laakliba mataang matam asi Wangkemcha Wangthoi maram chadana faakhibagi waa kanna ngaangba mataang swaidani.

Ningsingba yai, MSAD na Wangkhemcha Wangthoi fakhibagi Delhida Protest March ama sinbada Delhi Police na thugaikhi Manipur CM gi direction gi matung enna. MSAD ki history da ahaanba oina Protest yaoba laakpa mi khudingmak protest houdringeida faajinki.

Protest ki numit humni mamangda, TOI amsung Zee News ki reporter saaduna mahakpu koithi thirakkhiba lei. Matamdudagi houna eikhoina state ki undemocratic oiba khongthang amasung thouwongsinggi mayokta wa kanna ngaangba hourakkhi. Masamaksu maram chadaba loutunaba ama yaoraga Wangthoi faakhibagi mayokta kanna leirakkhi. Ngasidi eikhoi amuk faabagi turn laakle amasung State ki authority na ngamjabi puthoktuna eikhoigi chin mennaba kanna hotnarakle. Masigi thouwong sing asinasu masagi araanba adu uthokchare.

Marupsing, Eikhoi kanabusu kifam thokte. Eikhoi punna amata oina thengnarabadi ngasi State ki authority na Power lanna sijinnaduna kihan khanghanbagi thabak ase kuina touba ngamloi. Eikhoina masigi araanbasinggi mayokta thengnadaba taaragadi, Ngaraangna Wangthoigi paali, Ngasina eikhoigi aduga hayengna nakhoigi haibadu oigani.

Eikhoi houjikti mathong maram khangdaba supnam saasan amagi makhada maram chadana NSA amasung AFSPA ki marumda mafam mafam matam naidana hekta faakhiba amasung haatkhiba yaariba condition aduda leiribani.

Eikhoina ukhre maram chaadana Wangthoibu NSA makhada faakhre amasung Lilonggi Gaffar bu haatkhibada state na army da wahang amata touba ngamde (armyna eikhoibu haatningba matamda lanai nungainadabagisu haatpa yai AFSPA na maram oiraga).

Kananasu masigi tamthiraba Act sing asida khut thingjinba ngamde. Eikhoina meekap thoktuna ngasidi supnam saasan asigi mayokta meeyoiba khunaigi damak amasung achumbagidamak leptrabadi eikhoigi matung taarakpa generation na eikhoibu judge touhougani. Amasung eikhoi namthabinabagidamak pokkhiba macha amata natte. Ngasigi eikhoigi silence tungdadi violence ama thamlamlagani.

MSAD na asigumba kihan khanghanbagi thouwong asibu akanba mawongda condemn toujari amasung MSAD na masida tuminna yengduna leithokloi. Manipuri meeyamna akanba thounaga loinana thengnanaba appealsu toujari.

Manipur Students' Association Delhi

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This Press Release was posted on December 24 2018

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