Imphal, Oct 28
12 major women’s organizations of the state, under the aegis of COCOMI, today staged a protest demonstration sending message to the Government of India of serious consequences if the final agreement likely to be signed between the GoI, NSCN-IM and the NNPGs hurts the sentiment of the people of the state.
The rally kicked start from Checkon area and proceeded towards the Chief Minister’s Bungalow. They were however intervened by a team of state police at Konung Mamang in Imphal East. Placards that read warning about serious consequences were displayed by the ladies.
A minor confrontation took place between the protestors and the police after the protestors started shouting slogans for protection of the state. Traffic along the route was put to halt for almost an hour at all direction coming from Porompat, Sanjenthong and Wangkhei area.
The situation was however brought under control after the police allowed representatives from each of the 12 Women’s organizations to meet the Governor of Manipur.
The 12 representatives of the women’s bodies submitted a memorandum to the Governor and the Chief Minister separately under the banner of the COCOMI.
The memorandum categorically stated that any solution to the vexed Naga issue must not be at the cost of the existing socio-political, economic and cultural setup of the State. COCOMI has been spearheading different modes of civil movement against any possible impact on the integrity of Manipur and its administrative setup as a result of any solution to the Naga peace talk.
On the other hand, at Jiribam Auto Rickshaw also staged a protest rally at Jiribam under the aegis of COCOMI.
Meanwhile COCOMI held a press meet at Lamyanba Shanglen.