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The News Minute | August 9, 2014 | 4.41 pm IST The Supreme Court has ordered that the Manipur government’s report on 27 alleged fake encounters be given to the petitioners. In effect, the report will be made public. According to a report published by The Telegraph, The Supreme Court was hearing two petitions by Human Rights Alert, Manipur, and Extra-judicial Execution Victim Families’ Association Manipur on Friday, and asked the Manipur government to make it available to the two organizations as well as the central government, which is a respondent. The two organizations had petitioned the Supreme Court, asking for a Special Investigation Team to be constituted to look into 1,528 killings, which they alleged were unlawful. The Telegraph reports: “Investigations into the 27 cases, either under high court directive or set up by the state government, took place between 1980 and 2008. The cases include Operation Blue Bird launched by the Assam Rifles at Oinam village in Senapati district in 1987 in which 13 villagers were killed, “Heirangoithong massacre” in Imphal West in which 13 spectators of a volleyball match were killed when CRPF personnel fired into the crowd after militants attacked them in 1984 and that of Thangjam Manorama Devi who was killed after alleged rape by Assam Rifles personnel after they arrest her from her Imphal East house in 2004.” A Supreme Court appointed commission of inquiry set up in January this year to look into six of the 1,528 cases, found that all six of them were fake encounters.
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