Decrying the alleged unwarranted actions of central forces against the womenfolk who swarmed the Torbung area to protest the mass burial at Torbung Bangla, several women on their way back stormed Raj Bhavan and chief minister’s bungalow, demanding the complete removal of central forces from Manipur.
No untoward incidents were reported in the incident. To voice their concerns, three representatives of the womenfolk were permitted to meet the governor.
Speaking to the media after the meeting, the secretary of All Yairipok Apunba Ima Lup Matouleibi Maibam denounced the alleged brutal manhandling of women protestors by central paramilitary forces.
Several women sustained injuries because of their unwarranted actions; they are undergoing treatment at various hospitals, she added.
She alleged that the RAF and paramilitary forces manhandled the women and even electrified the temporary fencing which was placed to ward off the protestors.
“Several women were electrocuted and fell unconscious when they touched the fencing during the scuffle; such mindless actions of the paramilitary have deepened the resentment of people against them and even triggered the pertinent question of their alleged connection with Kuki militants,” she said.
She pointed out that the governor had been apprised of the incidents which took place on Thursday and added that the governor had assured to visit Torbung Bangla along with womenfolk within two-three days.