New Delhi, December 3: 22 year old Manipur boy Pravish Chanam was allegedly killed on September last year in Noida. It’s been more than 100 days, neither the case has been handed over to CBI nor the Noida Police could achieve any breakthrough in the case. So, demanding justice for Pravish, atleast 10 women from Manipur representing various civil society organizations (Meira Paibis) today held a sit in protest in front of Uttar Pradesh Bhawan in New Delhi. Manipur Student’s Association Delhi and other Delhi based Manipur groups had joined them.
Nagnbi who led the women protesters, speaking to the press said in spite of Manipur CM’s letter to UP CM requesting CBI investigation, the case was not handed over to CBI. She also blamed the racial profiling of the entire state by the mainland India for lackadaisical pace of investigation. She said that it reflects the fact that mainland India does not love Manipur. She demanded immediate handing over of the case to CBI and filing a status report by Noida Police.
Sanam on a September day fell ill while attending a musical concert in Noida. Subsequently he was shifted to a Noida hospital. Next day morning he was found dead near the hospital. Police cremated his body without trying to inform his family members despite a missing complaint was filed by them.
TIME8 had extensively reported on the issue.