Imphal, 09 April 2018 ( Evening News ) : Volunteers of Women wing of All Manipur Students’ Union staged a sit in today against the increasing rate of rape and other crimes against women in the state. The sit in was held at Keishampat Leimajam Leikai and it was participated by more than 200 students displaying placards that read ‘Life Imprison Rapist’, “We Want Anti Rapist Law”, “Down Down Rapist”etc. Later, a large number of girl students rallied toward Governor's Bungalow and CM's Bungalow surpassing Manipur police personnel at Keishampat junction, however, but student protestors were halted by heavy police personnel including women personnel as the protestors reached near Governor's Gate. As the students were waiting to send in their representatives to submit a memorandum to the Governor, another group of students tried to throng the CM's bungalow. Later top officials of Police led few student representatives to submit a memorandum including their demands to the Governor and to the Chief Minister. The students demands included to instated fast track courts in every districts of the state for speedy justice and to combat menace of rape cases in the state and further stated that there are 14 pending rape and sexual assault cases that occurred from January 2 till April 4 of the current year awaiting justice. Member of AMSU women's wing, Daina Yungkham drew the attention of the Government to implement anti rape law or policy.
Imphal, 09 April 2018 ( Evening News ) :Manipur Pradesh Congress Committee has equated the BJP led Governance in the country with an undeclared emergency allegedly for being discriminatory. Former Deputy CM and MLA Nungba, Gaikhangam blamed the BJP government as undemocratic and termed its rule as unfortunate. Gaikhangam made the statements during a SIT-IN organised by Manipur Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) near the gate of Congress Bhavan, BT road as part of the one day hunger strike initiated by Indian National Congress nationwide against the alleged atrocities by the BJP led Centre government against the Dalits. He termed it unfortunate at the dictatorship of the BJP Government which has sidelined the beautiful democratic constitution of the country by preventing any outside opinions on their governance. Former Deputy CM Gaikhangam termed the BJP Government as a dictatorship for taking away the rights for Freedom of Speech and Expression from its citizens.
Taking part in the Sit -In, MPCC President, TN Haokip charged the BJP government as a Government that is unable to put words into actions. He added, people can now see the true colours of the NDA government at the Centre. He said, it is doubtful that the BJP government can make a come back in the upcoming 2019 elections.