Imphal, Aug 26:
The Manipuri Meitei Association, Bangalore (MMAB), condemns the recent assault on an 11th-Grade Meitei girl at St. Agnes College by a group of Kuki sisters from the same institution.
A press release by the MMAB said, “The MMAB verified the incident and confirmed the college’s location in Mangalore and her well-being. We ensured the student’s well-being by implementing timely safety measures and arranging alternative accommodations. We engaged with senior Meitei female students and NEPAM members, an association led by the Naga sisters, to create a unified support system. Additionally, we have contacted her parents and her local guardian, Lt. Col, who will act upon arrival. The MMAB Women’s Cell Secretary, Binika Pangambam, kept in constant touch with both the student and her mother, offering reassurance throughout. We are also currently collaborating with the student’s parents to file an FIR, striving to prevent such incidents from reoccurring during these trying times.”
The MMAB conveys its gratitude to NEPAM’s Naga sisters, Kaini and Christy Shimray, for their invaluable support, presence, and companionship provided to the student.
The MMAB also urges all Manipuri students to avail the educational benefits offered by the Karnataka Government during crises and not indulge in any form of violence.
The MMAB deeply opposes community-targeted violence, exemplified by the St. Agnes College incident. We actively promote a culture of peaceful coexistence and a positive educational environment where students are molded to create a brighter tomorrow, the press release added.