Imphal: Swati Maliwal, Chairperson, Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) along with Vandana Singh, member, DCW called on Manipur governor Anusuiya Uikey at Raj Bhavan in Imphal on Tuesday and apprised of the prevailing condition of violence affected people who have been staying in different relief camps both in hills and valley areas in the state.
Maliwal informed the governor that her team visited relief camps in Imphal, Bishnupur and Churachandpur districts and interacted with people especially women and enquired about their grievances and problems.
Most of the women in the camps have expressed their anguish over the prevailing situation and expressed that they want to live with peace, she told.
Thanking the governor for her voices against the atrocities of women, Swati Maliwal said, she was shocked to see the viral video of two women paraded naked by a mob recently and it is a crime against humanity. She requested the governor to take up appropriate necessary action against the culprits involved in the heinous crime.
The governor assured the team that strict action will be taken against the culprits and informed that all possible assistance will be provided to the displaced people staying in relief camps from time to time and she herself directed the state government to take up necessary measures.
She informed the team that she personally visited many relief camps both in hill and valley areas and she is well aware of the ground situation and difficulties faced by the displaced people and therefore, efforts will be made further to provide possible assistance and also to settle the ongoing conflict amicably.
Representatives of Manipur University Students’ Union (MUSU) called on Miss Anusuiya Uikey at Raj Bhavan and requested the governor to take steps to stop all forms of violence and to end the ongoing conflict in Manipur. The team submitted a memorandum to the governor and requested for an impartial concrete steps to be taken up to maintain law and order both in hill and valley districts. They said, education sector is badly affected due to the turmoil and many students are deprived of their basic rights to education. Students staying in relief camps should be provided special facility in any educational institutions and safe and protected environment should be ensured in the educational zones.
This conflict directly affects the academic environment in Manipur University and as a many as 300 students from outside the state are unable to return to the university due to the prevailing situation, the students said.
The governor informed the team that efforts have been made by the Centre and state government to bring the situation under control. She asked the representatives to put their best efforts to restore peace and normalcy in the state.