In a powerful display of unity and solidarity, Meira Paibis with support from local clubs, organised a non-violent protest by forming a torch-bearing human chain to demand justice for the recent killings of Hijam Lithoingambi and Phijam Hemanjit.
The two students whose lives were tragically cut short, became the focal point of the protest as Meira Paibi and various local clubs came together, shouting slogans that echoed their demand for justice for the deceased.
Iroishemba Meira Paibi Apunba Lup, joined in the effort, adding their voices to the calls for justice. Speaking about the situation, a Meira Paibi representative pointed out a troubling contrast.
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They noted that when two Kuki women who were paraded naked in a separate incident, people from diverse backgrounds came together to protest in the valley, demonstrating their solidarity regardless of ethnicity.
However, in the case of the allegedly murdered students, they lamented the absence of any visible remorse from the Kuki community.
The torch-bearing human chain organised by Meira Paibis spread across Imphal Valley, serving as a powerful visual representation of the collective demand to bring the culprits to justice. The protesters were determined to ensure that the tragic deaths of Linthoinganbi and Hemanjit do not go unnoticed or unpunished.
The calls for justice in Imphal Valley remain strong and unwavering as the community stands together to seek accountability for the untimely loss of these two young lives.