Strongly condemning the police action of thrashing and kicking of students, who tried to storm the State Legislative Assembly, BJP Manipur Pradesh president Th Choaba termed the incident as an instance of human rights violation and break down of law and order.
Speaking to reporters at their Nityaipat Chuthek office, Th Chaoba said that the State Government can always implement Inner Line Permit System (ILPS) if it is passed by the State Legislative Assembly and the State Cabinet. Informing that ILPS is being enforced in other North Eastern States like Mizoram, Nagaland and Arunachal Pra-desh, Chaoba said there would be nothing wrong in implementing ILPS in Manipur. On taking nod from the Centre, Th Chaoba opined that it would take time if the matter is put forward in the Parliament.
Instead of taking the longer route, the State Government can always implement ILPS after passing it by the State Legislative Assembly and State Cabinet. Saying that the students' movement in pursuit of their demand for implementation of ILPS has completed five days, Th Chaoba urged the Government to bring an end to the current imbroglio by announcing a positive concrete stand on the issue.
Reminding the Government that no people's uprising could ever be suppressed by police force/action, Th Chaoba condemned the police excesses meted out to the students, who tried to march towards State Assembly on July 24.
Saying that the resolution taken earlier on ILPS by the State Legislative Assembly was a private member resolution, Th Chaoba alleged that the State Government did not take up the issue in the House on their own. He also decried announcement of closure of educational institutes.
Meanwhile, Th Chaoba had urged Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh to revive Manipur Human Rights Commission and Manipur State Information Commission.