IMPHAL, Nov 11 � Mass sit-in protests were held across almost all the schools in Manipur�s four valley districts against the recent rape and murder of minor girls in the State. The mass sit-in was organised under the supervision of the All Manipur Students� Union (AMSU).
In a press conference at the AMSU headquarters, its president Th Naresh said that as crimes against women, particularly among the student community, are on the rise in the State, the student body has been demanding capital punishment to the guilty. He also threatened that if the State government does not respond with appropriate action within a stipulated time, the student union will go for various forms of agitations with the support of the people of Manipur.
Meanwhile, the United NGO Mission, Imphal East District Women Committee (DWC) has strongly condemned the rising crimes against women in Manipur. Around 60 women were rape this year alone and most of the crimes against women in the State are related to drugs and alcohol.
Field studies have revealed that poor and below poverty line families are the targets of such crimes, says Sobita Mangsatabam, convenor of DWC Imphal East of United NGO Mission.
She also demanded speedy and scientific investigation by the investigating agency and also speedy trial by the judiciary.