NEW DELHI, Dec 6 - A BJP member in Rajya Sabha on Thursday urged the Union Government to look into the demands of the protesting relatives of nine persons killed in police firing in Manipur three months ago.
Raising the issue during Zero Hour, Tarun Vijay (BJP) said the Centre should look into the demands of these relatives who have been protesting here at Jantar Mantar for more than 90 days.
He said tribal youths, who were killed in police firing on August 31 in Manipur�s Churachandpur district, were protesting the passage of three bills by Manipur Assembly which they felt would lead to losing of tribal land. The youth were unarmed and �live bullets were fired on them and nine youth of Manipur were killed. There is dissatisfaction and anger and they (families) have not cremated the bodies of the nine youth,� he said.
�They have said that State�s response to the agitation is deplorable...Live bullets were freely used on tribal protesters without warning,� Vijay said. �They are sitting at Jantar Mantar and more than 92 days have passed. They have not performed the last rites for the nine dead children of Manipur. I demand that the government should look into it. � PTI