Imphal: A human rights activist from Manipur, who was arrested in Delhi on Tuesday for allegedly posting on social media promoting hatred among communities, has been sent to 15 days judicial custody after being brought back to Imphal. Team of Manipur police for further investigation.
The activist, identified as Dr Mark Thangmang Hakip, was produced before Imphal’s Duty Magistrate on Friday evening, where he was granted bail. But he was sent to 15 days judicial custody for failing to pay personal bond. ₹1 lakh and shurti.
Dr Mark Hakip, who is said to be the president of the International Human Rights Association (IHRA) in Manipur, was arrested on May 24 from a house in Kishangarh, New Delhi, for failing to respond to a police summons. Against him at the Churachandpur police station. Hakip is said to be a resident of Molnom village in Churachandpur district.
He was summoned to file a FIR at the Churachandpur police station on May 22 under the Indian Penal Code 153-A / 505 (2), which promotes hatred between different groups based on religion, race and place of birth. Performing acts of prejudice for the maintenance of residence, language, etc., and harmony.
Hokip was brought to Imphal around 11am on a transit remand.
Prior to his arrival in Imphal from Delhi, the Imphal West Chief Judicial Magistrate’s Court had issued a non-bailable arrest warrant against Hakip for another application filed by the Imphal Police Station Officer (OC). On November 23 last year, freedom fighter Padmanabhushani wrote derogatory and derogatory remarks on her Twitter and Facebook accounts against the award-winning Queen Guidinliu.
In a petition filed by Imphal Police Station, the leaders of 10 civil society organizations in Manipur have lodged a complaint with OC, claiming that such statements by Hakip would hurt many people’s feelings and jeopardize communal harmony. The court has instructed police to appear before the court on or before June 20.
Meanwhile, representatives of civil society organizations, including women’s organizations, on Friday urged the government to take necessary action against Hokip for his statement of freedom fighter Rani Gaidinliu.
In a statement on Thursday, Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh said that the government is against those who are trying to destabilize the peaceful coexistence of the state. “The law takes its own course, let the law take its own course,” he said.