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"High time to introspect on degrading women's status"
Source: The Sangai Express

Imphal, May 10 2018: The 3rd foundation day of Nongpok Imphal Meira Paibi Lup (NIMPAL) was celebrated today at Iboyaima Shumang Leela Shanglen, Palace Compound.

The function was graced by Phanjoubam (O) Sakhi Leima, president, AMKIL; Thokchom Ramani, president, Nupi Samaj; Soibam Momon Leima, president, Tammi-Chingmi and Th Ibeyaima Devi, president, NIMPAL as presidium members.

Speaking at the function, Ramani decried the increasing level of crimes committed against women, saying that many male groups in the society fail to recognise the contributions made by the women folk of the State in protecting the people particularly the youth from the excesses of security forces.

She said that a large number of men have fell prey to intoxicating substances and as a result of this, they often commit heinous crimes against women, such as murder, rape and molestation.



3rd foundation day of Nongpok Imphal Meira Paibi Lup (NIMPAL)
3rd foundation day of Nongpok Imphal Meira Paibi Lup (NIMPAL)


As such, the Government must try to prevent these forms of crime by taking it very seriously.

Apart from the Government, both male and female groups in the society must also come out together and stand against the menace.

There is an apparent need for male and female groups in the society to respect each other and maintain their dignity to curb such crimes, she added.

Sakhi opined that it is high time for all to introspect on the degrading status of women in the State and observed that the real sense of peace would be witnessed in the society only when men and women are uplifted equally.

Lauding NIMPAL for working with dedication and sincerity for the cause of the Manipuri society since its inception, she asked the organisation to further take part in the core issues confronting the society.

Addressing keynote address at the function, NIMPAL secretary general G Shanti Leima conveyed that the organisation was founded on May 10, 2015 with the objective of creating a common platform where issues pertaining to women could be resolved.

She said that the organisation lays emphasis on protecting the rights of women and uplifting their economic and social condition for betterment of the society.

Maintaining that the society is becoming more perilous as the number of people indulging in immoral activities, commission of crimes and drug abuse is increasing to an alarming rate, she claimed that the organisation has been continuously holding awareness programmes in different parts of Imphal West district since the past few years.

The organisation is committed to curbing the rampant crimes against women in the State, she added.


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