Women bodies have strongly condemned lodging of FIR against 12 meira paibi of Wangoo Sagang, Bishnupur district and demanded the immediate withdrawal of the FIR, while declaring that all the meira paibi across Manipur should be arrested instead.
At a joint press conference of All Manipur Womens’ Voluntary Association (AMAWOVA) and Poirei Leimarol Meirapaibi Apunba Manipur at Kwakeithel, Imphal West on Friday, AMAWOVA president Y Kunjarani told the media that the government, Assam Rifles and Central forces should know why the meira paibi are raising voices to withdraw the central forces from Manipur.
The central government has deployed thousands of central forces in the state to control the violence after the clash erupted in the state, she said. However, attempts are made to deploy the central at non-vulnerable areas, she alleged.
Deploying central forces at non-vulnerable areas instead of peripheral vulnerable areas has been one of the major reasons to create tensions among the people, she added.
Due to these reasons, the meira paibi are raising voice to remove additional central forces from the state as the Central forces have remained a mute spectator during the incidents of gunfight or violence instead of controlling them, she claimed.
AMAWOVA and Poirei Leimarol Meirapaibi Apunba Manipur strongly condemn the “bias action of central forces in the present unrest,” said Kunjarani.
The women bodies will consider filing FIR against 12 particular meira paibi of Wangoo Sagang as filing FIRs against the entire meira paibis of Manipur, she said.
“The government must withdraw the FIR immediately. If the government has to arrest the 12 meira paibis, then it should arrest the entire meira paibi of Manipur,” she added.
She appealed to all the meira paibis of Manipur to jointly confront the issue in time.