IMPHAL, July 14 - Working Committee of Apunba Lup, a conglomerate of 30 civil societies in Manipur on Wednesday pledged to continue its efforts and struggle to ensure justice for the victims of Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA) in Manipur.
�Not a single personnel from the armed forces responsible for human rights violation in Manipur has ever been punished,� Apunba Lup coordinator Phulindro Konsam said. He was attending the 12th foundation day celebration of Apunba Lup at Palace Compound here.
Representatives of various social organisations attended the event. Phulindro pledged to take forward the movement by the Apunba Lup in order that AFSPA victims get access to the justice system.
He said, �The people who have been victimised by AFSPA and denied justice for decades must be given justice. We will carry forward our struggle towards that end. They must get justice.� He alleged that many people have been killed and many women have been raped and killed under the controversial military Act which allows the armed forces to enjoy immunity delaying the justice process.