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BJP to raise Meghen’s and Sharmila’s issues in Parliament
Correspondent IMPHAL, NOV 6:
Published on 7 Nov. 2010 12:40 AM IST
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BJP Manipur Pradesh Saturday announced that the twin issues of disappearance of UNLF chief RK Meghen and Sharmila’s 10-year of fasting demanding repeal of AFSPA would be raised in Parliament during the winter session commencing from November 9.
Even though RK Meghen alias Sanayaima is a leader of outlaw organisation, people of Manipur particularly his family have the right to know about his whereabouts. If he is arrested and is in India, it will not be a right step on the part of New Delhi to keep him conceal for long time, state BJP president Santikumar Sharma said.
Taking to Sharmila’s struggle for repeal of Armed Forces (Special) Power Act-1958 which had completed 10 years, the president criticized Congress government both at the centre and state government for remaining silent for such a long time.
Under the Act (AFSPA), security forces and army are torturing and terrorizing the people of North East and Jammu and Kashmir for such a long time. Jeevan Reddy commission has recommended certain amendment to the provisions but Centre is doing nothing to translate into work, he lamented.
The president also urged that Sonia Gandhi who is proposed to visit to the state should meet with fasting Sharmila and also with the widows whose husbands had been victims of ‘fake encounters’ if she is a true leader of the people.
Meanwhile, suspected militants shot and injured two persons, a non-Manipuri and CPI worker- at separate places in the past 24-hour, official reports said Saturday.The non-Manipuri identified as Gajendro (55) presently residing at Nagamapal was attacked by unidentified gunmen at Keishampat around 5.30 am and the CPI worker identified as Khangenbam Manikapur (45) was attacked by suspected KCP (MTF) activists last night around 10 pm at Kumbi village in Bishnupur district, a police report said.
Further, three Myanmar nationals including two women were arrested by troops of 29 Assam Rifles at Tengnoupal check post in Chandel district along the Imphal-Moreh section of the NH-39 yesterday.
The women identified as, Amina Begum (57) and Suma Begum (50) were from Kalay village while Noor Mohamad (25) was from Mandley. They were Arkanis and handed over to the Tengnoupal police station today, police said.

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