India: “Operation Bluebird” A case study of torture and extrajudicial executions in Manipur

Index Number: ASA 20/017/1990

This report is a study of human rights violations in the Northeastern state of Manipur. It describes a pattern of arbitrary arrests, detentions and torture of hundreds of villagers in and around Oinam by the Assam Rifles during “Operation Bluebird” conducted after armed secessionists belonging to the National Socialist Council of Nagaland attacked an Assam Rifles’ outpost in July 1987, killing nine soldiers and removing arms and ammunition.

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