Lady advocates’ body appeals governor for proper enquiry to crimes against women in Manipur crisis

Imphal: A team of lady advocates led by president of All Manipur Lady Advocates’ Association Ch. Kiranbala Devi along with five others has appealed Manipur governor Anusuiya Uikey to initiate ‘proper enquiry and investigation related to crimes against women’ committed during Manipur crisis that erupted on May 3.

The team called on the governor at Raj Bhavan here on Thursday and shared various hardships and difficulties faced by the people of Manipur due to the ongoing crisis.

The team appealed to the governor for restoration of peace and normalcy at the earliest with a plausible solution. They requested for taking up appropriate measures to uphold and protect the territorial and administrative integrity of the state.

Assuring that efforts are on by the central and state government to bring peace and normalcy in the state, Anusuiya said it is only through dialogues and constitutional process for bringing amicable solutions.

The governor urged the team to reach out to the women in relief camps and enquire if there are any victims of crime against women. The team were instructed to coordinate with the state police to check the number of FIRs filed till date related to crime against women.

She informed that her office has been extending continuous assistance to the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) through coordination with all the concerned officials and departments. Sense of fear and insecurity between both the warring communities should be removed, she said.

United Meitei-Pangal Committee calls on governor  (B)

Md. Raees Ahamed, spokesperson, United Meitei-Pangal Committee (UMPC), Manipur along with five others called on the governor at Raj Bhavan and requested establishing peace, tranquillity, to save integrity and harmony in our state Manipur without any further delay.

The governor urged the team to take the role of peace mediator between both the communities and suggested them to convene meeting with all religious leaders for peace initiation. She also appealed to extend all possible assistance for the IDPs. Governor asserted that peace restoration will be completed only when the IDPs returns back to their homes.

CPI team apprises guv of IDPs condition (B)

A political delegation of CPI led by its general secretary and ex-Rajya Sabha MP, D. Raja, along with six others met the governor and apprised her of the present situation of  Internally Displaced People (IDPs) staying in various relief camps.

Raja informing the governor said, his team visited different relief camps in Imphal, Moirang and Churachandpur where most of the IDPs want peace and normalcy to be restored at the earliest. He said, some of the IDPs mainly children and women required urgent medical facilities.

The issue of possessions of arms and ammunitions in both hills and valley districts have also been raised to the Governor by the delegation. Dialogue is the only solution and any form of violence will delay the peace process, the governor said.

She appreciated their goodwill gesture. She informed the team that she personally met central leaders and urged them to find ways to end the conflict at the earliest possible time.

The governor informed them that CBI team have been constituted to  probe cases against women and Supreme Court has also  constituted committee of three former women judges to oversee humanitarian measures.

Nishikanta apprises governor to improve education sector (B)

Lt Gen L. Nishikanta Singh called on the governor and apprised on their activities towards improving the education sectors in the state. He highlighted the various activities of providing relief materials taken up by his organisations during this ongoing crisis and till date, they have donated Rs 20 Lakh in relief camps.

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