The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has called for stringent action against the security forces involved in the midnight raid at Manipur University boys’ hostel on the intervening night of September 20 and 21.

The AHRC has termed the midnight raid and detention of students and professors of Manipur University as issues related to police brutality, assault, freedom of expression and freedom of assembly.

AHRC stated that it has received information regarding the continued ‘harassment and detention of the students of Manipur University’ and writing a letter to the UN Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association, concerning the issue.

AHRC has also set up a format on its web page to send an appeal letter to authorities concerned such as chairperson of National Human Rights Commission, Justice H L Dattu, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Manipur DGP LM Khaute.

The commission has called for immediate and stringent action by both the Central and the State Governments against the police personnel who have used brutal force against the students.