Imphal, July 17: While demanding withdrawal of the wanted tag labeled against former Convenor of JCILPS, Khomdram Ratan, womenfolk of Singjamei Wangma Bheigyabati Leikai have launched relay hunger strike from today morning.
The protestors said that declaration of Khomdram Ratan as wanted person based on a photo circulated in social media sites is unjustifiable and the government should lift the charges labeled against the former JCILPS leader who had spearheaded the present movement for protection of indigenous people.
Various protest demonstrations were staged by different civil society organisations and bodies across the state; however the government had not taken up any measures to revoke the wanted tag against Kh Ratan, one of the protestors said.
Three women namely Khomdram Ongbi Momon Leima (72), Soyam Ongbi Brajarani Devi (62) and Khomdram Ongbi Devarani (35) have launched the relay fast-unto-death on the first day. All the three women are residents of Singjamei Wangma Bheigyabati Leikai.
The relay hunger strike which began at 7 am will continue till 5 PM today.