Imphal Aug 17,
Imphal valley areas witnessed mass sit-in-protest demanding justice for Babysana today.
As almost all the Meira Paibis of every locality (Leikai) staged sit-in demonstration; every community hall in and around the Imphal valley was filled with women in white clothes staging sit-in-protest to hasten the investigation and to deliver justice to Babysana who died in her boarding dormitory in a mysterious circumstances and also to release the arrested JAC members.
Khwairamband market, Paona market, Thangal market were all shut down for the day and the women vendors of Ema keithel staged sit-in-protest for Babysana. The protest at Khwairamband market was jointly organised by Khwairamband Keithel Nupi Semgat Sagat Lup and Khwairamband Keithel Nupi Sinfam Amadi Saktam Kanba Lup.
General Secretary of Khwairamband Keithel Nupi Semgat Sagat Lup Thingujam Ongbi Rani condemned the government for not finding the truth about the death of Babysana till now as a month has passed since her death. She said that the people don’t believe the claims from the investigators where Babysana died due to suicide.
How such a minor girl have the intention of suicide, Rani added. She further urged the government to hasten the investigation and let the people know the truth about the death of Babysana and added to give befitting punishment to the person responsible for the death of Babysana.
Rani also said that the mothers of the three Ema keithel will support all the steps taken up by the JAC for delivering justice to Babysana.
Meanwhile, a minor confrontation occurred between students of Imphal College as they tried to stage a rally in connection with the protest for justice for Babysana. Police fired Tear gas to disperse the students.
The irate students retaliated by pelting stones towards the police. A journalist was injured after he was hit by a stones.