EHWF condemn the increasing act of crime against women in Manipur

EHWF condemn the increasing act of crime against women in Manipur

Written By: / Tuesday, 14 July 2020 17:25

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Imphal, July 14:

Eastern Himalayan Women Forum (EHWF), a network of women organisation working to the cause of indigenous women and children in Eastern Himalayan Region of North East India base at Shillong has expressed strong concerns to the rise of crime against women when people across the globe are having tough time fighting the COID-19 pandemic.

A press statement issued by Maggie L. Ralte, Convenor of the forum said that as the Covid-19 pandemic intensifies, its gendered effects have also intensified. The pandemic is deepening pre-existing inequalities, exposing vulnerabilities in social, political and economic systems which are in turn amplifying the impacts of the pandemic.

Women in particular have become more vulnerable during this pandemic. In the last one week we have seen 3 cases of women killed during this pandemic in Manipur. EHWF strongly condemns the suspected killing of a woman on 12th July 2020. The body of the woman was found floating at Imphal River near the Northern side of Sanjenthong on the morning at about 8.30 AM. She is identified as Ms. Nishakumari (21 yrs), D/O Binod Kumar Shah who is originally from Bihar and resides currently at Chingmeirong, Imphal. We fear that it is a case of forceful sexual assault before killing her.

Further on July 3rd 2020, a dead body of woman was seen floating in the Thoubal River. EHWF have serious concern to the increasing dead of women in Manipur. 

On 7th July, a 14 year old girl from Langol Laimanai, Imphal who was raped by her own father died in a hospital at Imphal West.

 EHWF with deep concern appeal to the government of Manipur to form independent, impartial investigation team to initiate investigation of Crime against Women especially raped, raped and murder, domestic violence, women trafficking etc.

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