India top court orders inquiry into Manipur killings

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India top court orders inquiry into Manipur killings


India’s highest court has ordered federal investigators to look into more than 1,500 extra-judicial killings in the northeastern state of Manipur.
The Supreme Court has asked Central Bureau of Investigation to determine if the army, paramilitary and police wrongfully killed civilians over the past 40 years.
Rights groups say government forces are misusing a controversial anti-insurgency law.
Al Jazeera’s Paul Chaderjian reports.


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