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Support pours in for families of murdered civilians
Source: Chronicle News Service

Imphal, January 28 2024: In a heartening display of solidarity, global citizens rallied together to contribute a sum of Rs 6.48 lakh to support the families of eight civilians who fell victim to heinous acts of violence by Kukis in Kumbi and Ningthoukhong.

The tragedy unfolded on January 10 when four daily wagers from Wangoo Terakhong Akasoi were ruthlessly killed by Kuki militants while collecting firewood at Haotak Phailen Hill range.

This nightmare deepened a week later when another four innocent farmers faced a similar fate at Ningthoukhong Kha Khunou on January 17.In response to the grim situation, concerned Manipuris and non-Manipuris from Manipur, across India, and abroad joined forces to provide support to the bereaved families.

A Global Contribution Campaign was conducted from January 12 to 16, collecting a total amount of Rs 6,48,941.The funds were collected from various sources, including Rs 1,51,757 from Manipur, Rs 2,16,751 from the diasporas in the USA, Rs 60,000 from the Manipuri Association of Canada, Rs 40,000 from Meetei Yaipha Lup, Europe, and Rs 1,80,433 from various states of the country.

Initiated by Ringo Pebam, an Imphal-based citizen, the fund drive aimed not only to provide immediate financial assistance but also to create a sustainable source of income for the affected families.

Phishakon (Loom) and sewing machines were provided to the families of the four victims in Kumbi, acknowledging the weaving skills possessed by the women in those families.

Recognising the indispensability of bicycles in the daily livelihood of the victims, new bicycles were purchased for the four families.

A portion of the collected funds was also dedicated to supporting the families affected by the Ningthoukhong massacre.

Rajshree Keisham, based in the United States, emphasised the essence of community support, stating, "Supporting one another is embedded in the soul of our Meitei community.

Let's amplify this nature and make it a consistent part of who we are!" Homer, based in Bangalore, echoed the sentiment, expressing shock at the dire state of poverty of the victims' families and the brutal nature of the killings.

Similar expression of condolence and solidarity came from Bonet Adhikarimayum in New Delhi, and Meetei Yaipha Lup, Europe.

Vladimir Adityanath, a native of West Bengal who is taking part in collecting funds for the victims, said, "I am extremely grateful to be a part of this fund drive.

The Manipur violence has created thousands of victims who are in urgent need of support.

I humbly request our society to come to their aid and empower the local organisations working on the ground.

The native people and indigenous culture of Bharat must be protected, Sweeping reforms are needed in the legislation and education sectors for any long-term solution".

Dayananda Paonam, treasurer of the Manipuri Association of Canada, led the fund drive in Canada and called for unity to bring peace and progress to the community.

Ringo Pebam also shed light on the challenges faced by villagers at the foothills, emphasising the urgent need for a long-term solution to the ongoing conflict and mitigate suffering of common people.

The global outpouring of support reflects a collective effort to stand in solidarity with the victims' families and address the pressing issues arising from the tragic incidents in Manipur, he noted.


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