The Women CSOs leaders could not meet the leaders since they were out of station, except MP Leishemba Sanajaoba. They were denied an audience with him too.
In a move to solicit supports from political leaders to their demand for re-investigation into 2018 multi-crore drug seizure case and appeal to a higher court against the acquittals, women CSOs of the state on Tuesday submitted representation to MP (Lok Sabha, Inner Manipur) RK Ranjan, Manipur Legislative Assembly speaker Y Khemchand, deputy chief minister Y Joykumar and MP (Rajya Sabha) Leishemba Sanajaoba.
The group of the women CSOs’ leaders led by All Manipur Women’s Social Reformation & Development Samaj (Nupi Samaj) president Th Ramani went to meet them. However, they could not meet the leaders since they were out of station, except MP Leishemba Sanajaoba. They were denied an audience with him too. So the representation was handed over to their personal assistants, said Ramani.
Ramani further said that people are not content with the judgement which acquitted one of the main accused. She also urged the leaders of the state to study the representation minutely in order to appeal to a higher court.
Stressing the need of an appeal to a higher court, Apunba Manipur Kanba Ima Lup (AMKIL) vice president L Nganbi said that the representation was first submitted to the chief minister on January 8. But since then the chief minister N Biren Singh has not taken any concrete steps. He has not even communicated with the women CSOs leaders nor arranged a meeting, she lamented.
She further demanded to make public how far the charge sheet was minutely investigated by the judge to arrive at his judgement.
Leaders of Nupi Samaj, AMKIL, Khwairamband Nupi Keithel Semgat Sagat Lup, Thoubal Ima, THANIL, Tammi Chingmi, Nongpok Leingak Apunba Nupi Lup, Apunba Nupi Lup Bishnupur, NIMPAL, Meira Paibi, and EECHAL were also part of the group that submitted the representation.