Residents of Kakching district on Wednesday organised a public meeting in Kakching district during which slogans such as ‘Remove Assam Rifles from Manipur’, ‘We condemn the killing of civilians’, ‘Killing of two civilians in Pallel condemned’ were raised.
The public meeting was organised by the Peoples Protection Force (PPF), Irengband Women Wing at Hawairou in Kakching district.
Several women protestors from Irengband, Hawairou and Mairembam raised strong condemnation against the Central forces which allegedly opened fire at civilians.
A meira paibi, who attended the meeting, said that both the state and Central government must immediately remove Assam Rifles from Manipur.
Meanwhile, a rally was taken out in Kakching, displaying banners which read, ‘Highly Condemned the extra-Judicial killing of Civilian Yengkhom Jiten of Kakching’ on 8 September 2023,’ ‘Punish the culprits soon’, and ‘Do not arrest Meiteis who are defending their villages’.
The rally began from Kakching Lamkhai and returned to the same spot after passing through Kakching Keithel and reaching Kakching Chumnang parking.