Proposed Liangmai agitation postponed indefinitely

Newmai News Network
Imphal | September 9

 

Following an assurance from the State Government of Manipur today Liangmai organizations decided to postpone a proposed agitation indefinitely in connection with the August 1 “rape and attempt to murder incident” of Viewland Colony, Senapati. It came with the cautioning that in the event the State Government fails to keep its assurance, the Liangmai Naga Katimai Ruangdi (LNKR) and Liangmaipui Naga Ruangdi (LNR) will resort to agitation.

 

Leaders of the two organizations and Chief Minister N. Biren Singh held talks today in Imphal where the latter assured the organizations that the State Government will bring justice to the victim at the earliest. The Chief Minister also appealed the organizations to give the State Government some more time.

 

On the evening of August 1, a girl studying in Class 9 was found in an unconscious state with multiple injuries on the head and hands at Viewland Colony, Senapati district headquarters.

 

On September 7, LNKR (Liangmai students body) and LNR (Liangmai women’s organisation), had served a 48-hour ultimatum to the State Government of Manipur demanding the arrest of the culprit(s). The two organizations had also threatened to launch a series of agitations if the perpetrator(s) was not arrested within 48 hours, which lapsed today.

 

“We will wait and see whether the State Government will keep its assurance or not,” stated LNKR leader Diphiu. He said that the two organisations have decided to postpone their proposed agitation in the hope that justice will be delivered to the victim at the earliest.

 



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