Defend the Defenders: Human Rights Law Network

Ongoing efforts and cases in Manipur

A writ petition was filed relating to 1350 extrajudicial executions and enforced disappearances in the state of Manipur. This petition was filed on behalf of the widows and parents of the disappeared. The Supreme Court made a series of strictures against both the central government as well as the state of Manipur. The Court then appointed a high level Commission of Enquiry headed by a retired Supreme Court judge and including a former Chief Election Commissioner of India. This Commission submitted a report concluding that all the cases investigated were extrajudicial executions and that none of the persons killed had a previous criminal record and was certainly not terrorists as claimed by the security forces. 

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