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Collective Struggle against Communal Violence at Jantar Mantar, Delhi.

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Dated: 11th April 2016,The recent development of serious attacks on Muslim community in Manipur e.g. Iramsiphai Incident 25th March, 2016. Following which in another incident Md. Farooq, Md. Saddam and Md. Zavir were beaten up at Mayang Imphal in which the first 2 boys succumbed to injuries and 1 is critically injured.
Condemning the communal anger from a common platform, MSAD, DAMMS, NEFIS took the following stand
1) We are against the systematic atrocities to the “Manipuri muslims/ Meitei Pangals”
2) Government should not remain silent. It should intervene by taking responsibility
3) We are against non-intervention by the Chief Minister of Manipur, Okram Ibobi.
An instantaneous collective protest by all the communities of Manipur at a large number from various parts of Delhi took place. The spontaneous protest was held at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi to stand against the atrocities in Mayang Imphal and the communal colour that the incident has turned out to be and also the of denial of justice by the Govt.
Today’s incident was ignited by the denial of justice to the murderers of Young lives at Mayang Imphal. The police and the investigation agency has been seen to turn a blind eye.
No immediate or timely actions were taken by any law enforcing agency of the state or the central government about the communal clash. Even after the clash, no tangible action is seen to be taken up.
We question the silence of so called civil societies in Manipur over these last ten days. We collectively urge the media houses to maintain the professional ethics of journalism and to sensitize this entire issue.
We highly condemn and question the idea of cultural chauvinism and communal chivalry. Further, we are very critical of the future that might be built based upon this chivalry and chauvinism. This impunity to kill without question is somehow generated and sustained through this communal chivalry and Cultural chauvinism. For example, a person can simply be killed in name of ‘thief’ among the muslim/meetei pangals of Manipur. This notion of stigmatization and stereotypical prejudice that is being attached to the minorities like “san huranba”, “nisha chaba”, “guli chaba”, “gari huranba” is a political tool to subjugate and exploit the oppressed and marginalized.
The only possible future that this chivalry and chauvinism will bring is a rotten and retarded society in which the oppressed and the subjugated will be chased around like a blood hound chasing its hunt. The result as we can see is the communal violence attacking the collective conscience and social fabrics of the entire Manipur. With this, the integrity of Manipur is at stake.
After the spontaneous public uproar among the student community of Manipur, a memorandum was submitted to the Union Home Minister stating the same as above for immediate tangible action. The memorandum demanded to secure the lives and the properties of minority Muslims who can’t be secured by ineffective polarized state government and its forces; and to ensure justice to the deceased and the victims. This is to curb another large scale outbreak of communal riots.

Regards
Manipur Students’ Association Delhi (MSAD)
Delhi Association of Manipur Muslim Students (DAMMS)
North East Forum for International Solidarity (NEFIS)

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12 COMMENTS

  1. If a crime happen in a area
    That officer in charge of that area
    Should investigate immediately.
    It Is their duty

    If they had investigated and updated the news
    These communal riot shouldn’t be happening rt now.

  2. Wrong messages for the wrong people and ignoring the fact behind. Mob justice was the cause. It happen anywhere in Manipur irrespective of caste,creed,color and religion.
    There should not be any word call Muslim related with such incident and such incidents can happen anywhere with any persons of any community. The real issue is the Mob justice culture which should be abolished.
    Please don’t make this incident communal and don’t spread venoms to the peaceful existence of our indigenous manipuri brotherhood

  3. It was a fault of some gunda
    Don’t make it as communal riot.
    Do not use the word,ATTACKS ON MUSLIM COMMUNITY on net
    New readers will take this news into wrong direction.

    Manipur police should find out the crystals clear news
    Why these boys were beaten to death and by whom?
    The guilty people should be punished

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