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Crime Against Women: AMNM holds rally, seeks President's intervention

The AMNM urged for immediate intervention of the President on the issue of the release of 11 convicts.

ByIFP Bureau

Updated 6 Sept 2022, 5:58 pm

(Representational Image: Unsplash)
(Representational Image: Unsplash)

The All Manipur Nupi Marup (AMNM) on Tuesday organised a 'Protest on Crime Against Women’ programme and took out a rally from Irabot Bhavan, and submitted a memorandum addressed to President Droupadi Murmu.

AMNM stated in a release that the ‘Protest on Crime Against Women’ programme was organised at Irabot Bhavan. The programme commenced with a floral tribute offered to Hijam Irabot, it added.

A memorandum addressed to President Murmu was also submitted to state Governor La Ganesan, it mentioned. The protesters then took out a rally from the Irabot Bhavan through the BT Park, the release stated.

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In the memorandum addressed to the President, AMNM urged for immediate intervention of the President on the issue of the release of the 11 convicts who were imprisoned regarding the genocide in Gujarat and the infamous incident of the gang rape of Bilkis Bano in 2002.

On August 15, while Prime Minister Narendra Modi was giving his speech on empowering women and safeguarding their rights, the world watched in horror as the Gujarat government released the 11 criminals who were convicted of rape, genocide and murder,” it stated. The crimes were so heinous that the courts sentenced them to imprisonment till death, it mentioned.

It stated that being a sanskari brahmin cannot justify their crimes. “Their release is a message to all the women that in this country, it is not a crime for sanskari brahmins to rape and murder pregnant women,” it mentioned.

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The memorandum also mentioned the “unjust arrest” of Teesta Setalvad, the women rights activist who was arrested by the government. It drew the attention of the President for the justice of Teesta. “It is ironic that the government had arrested the human rights activist, while releasing those convicted of heinous crimes,” it added.

It further stated that the conviction rate of crimes against women is low in Manipur. It also informed that the women police station of Imphal West recorded 125 FIR cases during 2020 till 2022 but only 42 cases were charge-sheeted. 

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