Imphal, July 16:
As the conflict situation in Manipur continues to unfold, various individuals and organizations are rallying together to provide assistance to those affected. Joining the collective effort, the Soibam Leikai Chaokhat Khongthang Nupi Lup (SLCKNL), a women’s organization, made a significant contribution by offering relief materials to a relief camp established in Khoijumantabi and extending support to the village defence volunteers tasked with safeguarding the area.
Understanding the gravity of the situation, SLCKNL supplied two bags of potatoes and water bottles to aid the tireless efforts of the village defence volunteers who have been diligently protecting the villagers and their properties from potential attacks by suspected Kuki militants in Khoijumantabi.
In a heartfelt gesture, Keisham Silla, the President of SLCKNL, expressed their commitment to assisting those injured during the ongoing unrest in Manipur. Silla announced, “In addition to the relief materials, the organization has provided financial assistance of Rs 5000 to Ningthoujam Nitish, also known as Kulabi, a 15-year-old boy who suffered critical eye injuries on May 4 near New Checkon in Imphal East, as a result of police tear gas. Currently hospitalized and in need of urgent medical attention, Nitish’s situation highlights the urgent need for support.”
Silla appealed to individuals and organizations across the region to join forces and lend their support to Nitish, ensuring he receives the necessary treatment. Recognizing the significance of collective efforts, Silla emphasized the importance of working together towards the common goal of restoring normalcy to Manipur.
In another display of solidarity, Meira Paibi groups from three localities—Wangkhei Tokpam Leikai, Wangkhei Thangjam Leikai, and Wangkhei Nandeibam Leikai—alongside representatives from the Juvenile Learner’s Club of Wangkhei Tokpam Leikai, extended relief materials to Lairen Shajik village in Imphal West district. This effort aimed to alleviate the burdens faced by the local residents amidst the current challenging circumstances.