Imphal, July 11: Floral tributes were paid to the portrait of Late Thangjam Manorama on her 13th death anniversary observed today at Lamyanba Shanglen Auditorium Hall, Palace Compound. The death anniversary is jointly organised by Thangjam Manorama Memorial Charitable Trust, Bamonkampu and Apunba Lup, Manipur. Coordinator of Apunba Lup, Phunindro Konsam, Ayekpam Langdon Leima, Sunil Karam; President of Manorama Memorial Charitable Trust, Bamonkampu, Sengoi Luwang; President of Apunba Manipur Kanba Ima Lup (AMKIL), Ph Sakhi; Vice President of Poirei Leimarol Apunba Meira Paibi, Manipur, Rk Leibaktombi; President of Kangleipak Lamjing Apunba Meira Lup (KANGLAMEI), Y Leirik Leima and President of Ching-Tam United Women’s Association (CHITUWA) attended the occasion at the dignitaries, respectively. Thangjam Manorama was killed by personnel of 17 Assam Rifles after she was arrested from her house in the intervening night of July 10 and 12 of 2004. Though the Supreme Court merely directed the Centre to pay compensation of Rs. 10 lakh to the family of Thangjam Manorama, instead of awarding punishment to the 17th Assam Rifles personnel involved in the killing of Manorama, it has been already 13 years and yet no justice is delivered. Thangjam Manorama Memorial Charitable Trust, Bamonkampu and Apunba Lup, Manipur conveyed the desire that the guilty personnel are convicted by the apex court at the earliest. Efforts should be made for the removal of such colonial laws like AFSPA from the state. Even a mass movement was launched demanding the removal of the Act from the state.
Tribute paid toThangjam Manorama on 13th Death Anniversary