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Manipur Under AFSPA: Rape, Fake Encounter And Unending Wait For Justice

Manipur Under AFSPA: Rape, Fake Encounter And Unending Wait For Justice

Across Manipur, widows and bereaved mothers quietly await closure for long legal battles over fake encounters, staged disappearances

Manipur Under AFSPA: Rape, Fake Encounter And Unending Wait For Justice

At her home in Yairipok, about 20 km from Imphal, Mumtaz Begum gives her best effort to lead a normal life. She weaves, tends to the garden and also her small poultry farm.

It has been 12 years since her husband died in a fake encounter. Begum’s school teacher husband M.D. Azad Khan and four others from their village were killed by a combined para military forces unit. They were suspected of inv­olvement with an insurgent outfit.

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