The Kuki Overseas Community Network, Malaysia branch, Kaula Lumpur, urged the Manipur government for immediate and unconditional release of the International Human Rights Association (IHRA) Manipur Chapter president Mark Haokip.
It strongly condemned the alleged arbitrary arrest and detention of Mark Haokip and stated that the FIRs were lodged against the IHRA president with ulterior motives and ill intention.
It termed the arrest ‘ill-fated and tragic’ in the history of human rights in India. The organisation considers the arrest as blatant discrimination of human rights and fraudulent misuse of state power and authority, it added.
Mark Haokip is a Kuki social reformer, representing the tribal Kuki people who voiced against draconian policies, it stated.
Mark Haokip does not make nor publish or circulate any statement containing rumours with the intent to create or incite feelings of enmity, hatred, or ill-will between different religious, racial, language or regional groups or castes or communities or any other ground whatsoever as has been allegedly charged by the police, it added.