Gadchiroli Aug. 5 (District Correspondent) Ms. Kusum Alam, well known litterateur and social worker of the district met Ms. Agatha Sangma, MP and discussed with her about the pathetic condition being faced by the tribals of Manipur.
In Manipur, thousands of women of the Kuki tribal community were stripped and paraded naked, a video of which later on surfaced on social media. The incident in Manipur has shocked the entire country. Conscious citizens started protesting and there were protest agitations all over the country. This incident was condemned all over the world but unfortunately the country’s Prime Minister, Home Minister, President, Women and Child Welfare Minister and other responsible leaders are not saying anything which is very unfortunate, said Ms. Alam while discussing the issue.
Despite such terrible violence, even the Chief Minister of Manipur could not maintain law and order. According to LTLF organization reports, 41425 persons have been displaced. Death toll in the state has risen to 121. 197 villages and 7000 houses have been burnt down. 359 churches and quarters also have been burnt down during the ethnic violence. Female organs were mutilated. Dead bodies were disposed of brutally, Alam further pointed out.
Government has failed to control the terrible and shameful situation which still continues. The central and the Manipur government should take immediate steps to restore peace in the state and give immediate relief to the affected tribal families, she demanded urging Ms. Sangma to take up the issue with the government.
Ms. Mamta Kujur, social activist from Chhattisgarh, Dr. Vasavi Kido from Jharkhand, along with the Kuki tribal women were also present during the meeting with MP Agatha Sangma in Delhi.
All these activists apprised Ms. Sangma with the situation of Manipur. They demanded compensation, protection of witnesses, removal of inconveniences in relief camps, provision of assistance for education of children, as well as provision of facilities through the government.
Photo Ms. Kusum Alam and other women discussing with Ms. Agatha Sangma.