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IMPHAL: A public meeting of the women of Mayang Langjing under Lamshang police station at on Sunday was convened in a Community Hall of the area.
During the meeting which lasted upto late evening on April 20, Mayang Langjing Gram Panchayat Pradhan Kh Sanaton Singh, Leirenkabi-Kadangban Gram Panchayat Pradhan N Boby Singh, Meira Paibi leader Keinahanbi Devi, wife of the local MLA W Ongbi Sumati Devi attended the meeting as dais members.
The meeting has unanimously resolved to constitute a women’s umbrella body of Mayang Langjing area which consists of the villages of Mana Ingkhol, Kameng, Kameng Sabal, Tera-Urak, Lambal, Lamlongei, Kwaksiphai, Akham, Phumlou, Laingamkhul, Phayeng, Heibongpokpi etc. under the name “Mayang Langjing Zilla Parishad Apunba Nupi Lup”.
In the second resolution, it was also decided to ask the authorities of the Assam Riffles posted at Singda, Loitang Khunou and Nillakuthi to provide prior information to the Pradhan, ward members or the president /secretary of the newly formed women Lup if the AR personnel apprehend any individuals within the jurisdiction of the above mentioned villages. It was further resolved that there should be network of cooperation among the villagers of the area in case individuals are apprehended by security personnel.
In another decision, it was again resolved for safe release of the individuals of the Mana Ingkhol, Lambal, and Phumlou who were recently apprehended by Security Forces without any condition.
Moreover, the meeting has unanimously elected Khaidem Pati Devi as president, K Borkeinya Devi as secretary and Ch Keinahanbi Devi as cashier of the new body. The meeting was attended by the women of the three Gram Panchayat under Mayang Langjing Zilla Parishad.
The various speakers of the meeting have lamented the atrocities meted out by the security forces in the area. (IFP)