The decision was taken on a plea by families of more than 1,500 victims of alleged extra judicial killings by security forces.
The PIL was filed by the Extrajudicial Execution Victims Families Association that includes the wives and mothers of people allegedly killed in fake encounters by the Manipur Police and security forces (Assam Rifles and Army).
They allege that 1528 extra-judicial killings had been carried out by the Army and other security forces in Manipur in the last three decades.
Manipur has been under the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) since the 1980's.
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