Human Rights Watch Report:
Relentless Violence and Impunity in Manipur
This 79-page report documents the failure of justice in the state, where for 50 years the army, empowered and protected by the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA), has committed numerous serious human rights violations. The report details the failure of justice in the killing and possible rape of alleged militant Thangjam Manorama Devi by the paramilitary Assam Rifles in 2004. Repeated attempts to identify and punish those responsible for her death have been stalled by the army, which has received protection under the immunity provisions of the AFSPA.
Tags: Arbitrary execution, Armed forces, Armed Forces (Special Power) Act 1958, Armed rebellion, Counter terrorism, Democracy, Disturbed Area, Extra-judicial executions, Human Rights Alert, Human Rights Watch, Immunity, Impunity, India, Indian army, Insurgency, Justice, Manipur, Massacre, Military, Murder, National Integrity, National security, Natural justice, North East, North East India, Para-military, Prosecution, Racial discrimination, Racism, Rape, Reparation, Rule of law, Sovereignty, Summary execution, Terrorism, Truth, Violence, Violence against women