HWA revives rape issue, threatens poll boycott
Source: The Sangai Express / S Singlianmang Guite

Lamka, January 12: Hmar Women Association, a fore front organization in taking up the mass rape allegation case of Hmar women at Tipaimukh is all set to revive the issue as it completes one year on January 16.A leaflet issued by HWA today declared that January 16, the day the alleged crimes were committed would be observed as a 'day of sorrow' by staging sit-in-protest and fasting.

It also appealed to all its sister organizations to step forward on this day and join the fight for justice.

Questioning why the Tipaimukh rape victims should continue to face the apathy of the authorities even after a prolonged investigation by a specially appointed commission, HWA demanded that the report of Rajkhowa Commission be made public immediately.

In addition, it termed the responses of the State Government as arrogant.

To this day, with a determined and concerted effort HWA has been assisting the rape victims medically and psychologically besides highlighting their rehabilitation claims.

However, if the Government still fails to aid the rape victims medically and financially besides making the Rajkhowa Commission public within January, HWA will to boycott the upcoming Assembly polls.