December 9, 2015: The issue of killing of 9 youths in police firing in Manipur figured again in Rajya Sabha today with Bodoland People's Front member Biswajit Daimary demanding a visit by a parliamentary panel to the state to assess the situation.

Raising the issue in the Zero Hour amid sloganeering by Congress and BJD members, Daimary said bodies of the youths have not been yet cremated by their relatives and tribal students have been protesting at Jantar Mantar here for several days.


The state government has passed three bills, which are against the tribals and people were protesting, he claimed, adding that nine people were killed in the police firing on August 31 in Manipur's Churachandpur district during the agitation against the move, which the protestors felt would lead to the tribals losing their land.

Daimary said the tribals wanted the Centre to assure them of safety and security as they are in a minority in the state.

While Parliament is showing sympathy towards the people of Nepal and Bhutan, "these tribals of Manipur are our own brothers and our government should show sympathy towards them also," he said.

Daimary said the Centre should send officials to talk to tribals in the state and assure them of their safety and security.

"The nine people who died in police firing have not been buried. This is a sad situation. There is a need to know the ground reality in Manipur. I demand that from our Parliament, from Rajya Sabha, a parliamentary committee should be sent to the state to assess the situation," he said.

Last week Tarun Vijay of BJP had also raised the issue in the House.

Press Trust of India 

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