AMSU to boycott classes from today Against the killing spree unleashed by the Govt
Posted by Admin on September 9, 2009
Source: The Sangai Express
Imphal, September 08, 2009: Against the alleged killing spree unleashed under the rule of Chief Minister Okram Ibobi, the All Manipur Students’ Union has decided to launch indefinite class boycott of schools all over the State from tomorrow.
A press release issued by the student body asserted that the situation has come to such a pass that any one can fall victim to a fake encounter, stray bullets, any time, anywhere. There have been several instances when innocent persons were killed right in front of their family. In other cases, many people picked up from their own homes/localities by security personnel have been branded UG cadres after killing them at some other places in fake encounters.
Many students have already fallen victims to such fake encounters and extra-judicial killings, it alleged. When death is hanging over the head of all the people including students, it has become a big question whether the student community should continue with their studies or join the people’s movement. Rather than waiting to be killed in fake encounters, the student community too will join the mass movement for a secure future.
Since O Ibobi assumed the office of Chief Minister in 2002, thousands of people have been killed in fake encounters, it alleged. The July 23 fake encounter was only the sparking point of the people’s fury. Instead of paying any heed to the people’s demand for his resignation, punishment of guilty commandos as well as police officers who tried to cover up the killings, unconditional release of the Apunba Lup activists, repeal of AFSPA etc, Chief Minister seemed more interested in recruitment of additional police forces.
By deploying commandos in both uniform and civilian fatigue at the schools, the Government has been forbidding students from taking out any form of democratic movement against the extra-judicial killings, the AMSU said.For all the fake encounters and extra-judicial killings perpetrated under the immunity guaranteed by AFSPA, Chief Minister Ibobi should be held responsible. Saying that it would be launching various democratic movements under the leadership of the Apunba, the student body called indefinite class boycott in schools all over the state from tomorrow.