DIMAPUR, Oct 8 � The Naga Peoples Movement for Human Rights (NPMHR) has expressed serious concern at the perpetuation of violence through continued militarisation of the North East and the propensity of the State to rely on militaristic means to address any issue.
The NPMHR said the imposition of CrPC 144 and deployment of Manipur police commandos and Indian Reserve Battalion (IRB) personnel in Ukhrul for about two months is a recent case in point. The CrPC 144 has been revoked and the State forces withdrawn but militarisation continues with the heavy presence of para-military forces and uneasy calm prevails in the district, it added.
Taking stock of the situation that gripped the district for nearly two months, NPMHR, reiterates that the Government of Manipur must take responsibility for the trauma and deaths of not just the civilians but also of the State force personnel.
�We condemn any form of violence, be it against civilians or State forces that disrupts peace and tramples upon the rights of the people�, it stated.