A complaint of physical harassment was filed against a Jiribam Civil Society Organisation and Government Official of Jiribam District for physically harassing Aming Shyla, Chairman of Khedagar Khasia Village, Tousem Sub-Division of Tamenglong District.
According to the complaint addressed to Tamenglong Deputy Commissioner, Armstrong Pame IAS, Aming said that at around 8:30 am in the morning of 6th January 2021, a crowd with dire weapon led by Sadananda Singh, the president of Jiribam Development Organisation, leaders of Meira Paibis and Volunteers physically harassed him and took Aming from his residence, Kamranga Khasia, Tousem, to the field and threatened him, he said.
Aming alleged in his complaint letter that the same day itself, Sub-Deputy Collector of Jiribam District arrived at the scene and forced Aming to sign in a blank paper but Aming out rightly denied signing the blank paper oblivious of the content.
Aming Shyla, Chairman of Khedagar Khasia Village also mentioned that this was not the first time such incident occurred. His complaint letter expressed anguish upon lands of Khedagar Khasia village, under Tamenglong Distirct jurisdiction being encroached and illegally settled by “fellow Meitei and Bengali speaking communities.” Several complaint have already been put up to the authorities but no response have come from the Government, he said. Despite the brutality he faced, he did not retaliate hoping for the good judgement of District Administration.
However, in order not to let such incidents happen again in the future, Aming appealed the District Administration to settle the land issue between Jiribam and Tamenglong at the earliest. He also requested the District Administration to provide security personnel for his family and his safety.