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Friday 28 October 2011

URGENT 25 HRDs (Save Sharmila) are in detention in police station at Manipur

Ms. Irom Sharmila Chanu, is a woman from Manipur. She is on hunger strike since the Year 2000 in Manipur against draconian law AFSPA.
SSSC (Save Sharmila Solidarity Campaign) has organized a Srinagar to Imphal – Save Sharmila Jan Caravan covering 4,500 km across 10 states. The Caravan that started on Oct 16 from Srinagar and reached Manipur yesterday.
Today, 28th October about 25 people of the caravan, mainly from Gujrat, Maharastra, Uttar Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh were assembled before the hospital at about 8am where Ms. Sharmila was kept. They sent request to the authority well before for permission to meet Ms. Sharmila. The request letter neither accepted nor rejected.
The police party present there did not allow them to enter the hospital. Then those people sat down in front of hospital on silent protest. But the police did not allow them to stay there. All the 25 people were arrested at about 11 am and took them Imphal East Porompat Police station under arrest.  Thre were 8 senior citizen (more than 70 years) out of them 6 were women.
As usual, Police did not issued any Memo of Arrest. Those arrestees were in complete dark about their future. Till now no case has been registered against them. Completely illegal detention in the name of “Security of the STATE”

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