Firing on child rights activists condemned

IMPHAL, May 6: The Women Action for Development has strongly opposed and condemned the uncivilized act of a police personnel of the Narcotics department in which a child rights activist Mala Lisham was attacked and terrorized by the state force, showing his masculinity and gun power. "We need to critically analyse whether the gun used by the accused is issued by the government for the protection of the public, and if so why is it being used in targeting lives of innocent ?", the release asked.

The release went on to add that Mala Lisham is one of the few persons working tirelessly against all odds for the cause and welfare of the children of Manipur. "It is very unfortunate that the someone who is active to save many lives has herself become the victim of violence," the release said while terming the act as "one of the extreme case of gender based violence which exist in our society." It further pointed out that the motive behind the act needs to be investigated properly and a charge sheet framed as soon as possible, so that befitting punishment should be given to the accused.

Meanwhile, the Women Committee of United NGOs Mission, Manipur (WC-UNMM) has said in a press release that it strongly condemns the life attempt and gun firing on Ms. Lisam Mala, the chairperson of the Child Welfare Committee, Thoubal District on May 3, at around 1 pm at Thoubal Haokha, Thoubal while she was on her way to attend a meeting at Thoubal DC's Office.  It continued that It is an inhuman and cowardly act of terror and violence against women in particular and human race in general while demanding that the culprit should be punished according to the land of law as earliest as possible to bring an end to such kind of inhuman act in future.

The Women Committee of UNMM also condemned the murder of Mrs. Phurailatpham (0) Neena Devi (45) wife of  Ph. Brajagopal Sharma of Bishnupur Ward No.2 by her brother in law  Brajakeshor Sharma on  May 1 and the mysterious death of the 18 yr daughter of Angou Khan of Yairipok Houden Keirangbi on May 4. It also appealed to the  concerned authority to take up strong actions and mechanism to end and stop any form of Violence Against Women and Children in the state.

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