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Tribute paid to Victims of Malom Massacres

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Imphal, Nov 2: Victims of the infamous Malom Massacre which prompted Irom Chanu Sharmila to launch 16 years long hunger strike protest, was remembered today on 16th Anniversary.
Irom Chanu Sharmila, which began her fast due to the inhuman killing of 10 civilians including a child National award winner and women also came to pay her tribute to the departed soul.
“It is heartbreaking , still justice has not been delivered to the innocent victims”, AFSPA crusader Sharmila who had recently shun hunger strike protest and chose electoral politics to continue her struggle said.
In November 2, 2000, 10 civilians, including a 62-year-old woman and a national child bravery award winner were mercilessly killed by personnel of the 8th Assam Rifles at Malom Makha Leikai roadside along Imphal Tulihal Airport Road. In memory of the 10th civilians, a site has been constructed and today is the first time that Irom Sharmila came to pay tribute.
Family members, friends and others offered floral tributes to the memorial stone erected near the bus stop at the site in memory of the 10 victims. The AR personnel gunned the 10 civilians after letting them stand in line.
The victims killed by the Assam Rifles troopers were Leisangbam ongbi Ibetombi, 62; Gurumayum Bapu Sharma, 57; Oinam Sanatomba Singh, 50; Kangjam Bijoy alias Naouba, 35; Amakcham Raghumani, 34; Soibam Prakash, 25; Kshetrimayum Inaocha, 20; Tokpam Shantikumar, 19; Sinam Robin, 28 and 18-year-old Sinam Chandramani who was a National Child Bravery Award winner in 1988.

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