Manipur organisation demands protection of women

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Imphal, Feb 5 (ANI): A mass rally was carried out by the All Manipur Nupi Marip in Imphal city on Thursday demanding protection of women in Manipur.

It condemned the recent incidents of rape and murder of innocent women in the state.

The rally demanded that the state government should not conceal the rapist-murderers.

The All Manipuri Women Group has also submitted a memorandum to Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh, expressing serious concern over the rising cases of rape and murder of women in addition to the alarming scale of violence taking place in the society.

"We strongly condemn the killings and the violent attacks on women taking place in the city. We also have small children and girls at home and we do not want this to happen with them. That is why we are totally against such activities," said Memma Devi, an activist of All Manipur Nupi Marip.

The protesters, which included a large number of women vendors, marched from the market place of Khwairamband Keithel to Keishampat junction in the city shouting slogans and holding placards urging the government to stop crime against women and punish the perpetrators.

The women vendors of the three main women-markets of Imphal suspended their business for about an hour to be a part of the rally.

"We want that the government and police should nab the culprits at the earliest and then they should be brought out in public and hanged to death," said Padmamukhi Devi, a women participant in the rally.

Three women -a widow and her teenaged daughter and a housewife- have been killed in incidents that have been reported from Imphal since January. (ANI)

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