VDF Guardians’ Association holds protest in Thoubal

Family members of VDF personnel of Thoubal district, including their children, took part in the protest held at Khangabok New Market Shed, in Thoubal district.

ByThoubal Correspondent

Updated 15 Jul 2022, 5:42 am

(Photo: IFP)
(Photo: IFP)

The VDF Guardian Association Thoubal district on Thursday organised a sit-in protest at Khangabok New Market Shed, in Thoubal district, mounting pressure on the state government to fulfil the charter demands issued by the VDF personnel at the earliest.

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The demands included formation of VDF Service RR, payment of 13 months' salaries, separate battalion and hike in monthly honorarium among others. Family members of VDF personnel of Thoubal district including their children took part in the protest.

The protesters held placards that read, ‘How to run a Family with only Rs 8,500?’, ‘Save the lives of VDFs’, ‘Give the rights of my husbands, our children are starving’ and many others.

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Taking part in the sit-in protest, VDF Guardian Association Thoubal district president Khundrakpam Mema Devi expressed that they are protesting to save the lives of their sons who are employed as VDF personnel. She said that all the guardians of VDFs are ready to fight for their sons’ legitimate rights and demands. 

Mema alleged the Manipur government of forgetting the roles of VDF personnel in bringing peace and normalcy in the state. 

“How one can manage a family with a meagre amount of Rs 8,500 when the prices of all commodities are skyrocketing?” she asked.

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First published:14 Jul 2022, 4:40 pm


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Thoubal Correspondent

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THOUBAL district, Manipur


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