Sedition FIRs of Manipur Fact Finding Team Is An Attempt to Throttle Truth by Modi Government

CPIML strongly condemns the Sedition cases filed by the Manipur government on July 8 against a fact-finding team led by Com. Annie Raja and members of National Federation of Indian Women (NFIW). The fact-finding team in a press conference has noted that the divisive policies of BJP led Central and State government has led to civil war like situation in Manipur. The team also said violence in the state was sponsored by “the ruling dispensation at the state and Centre to precipitate a full-blown civil war-like situation.”

The move to file sedition is clearly an attempt by the Modi government to hide its failure to control the violence in the state. Instead of taking immediate steps for truth and reconciliation between the communities, the government is attempting to silence voices seeking truth. CPIML demands immediate withdrawal of FIRs against the members of the fact-finding team.