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Women strip themselves to protest killing of woman

July 15, 2004 15:31 IST
Last Updated: July 15, 2004 15:34 IST

Defying curfew, women activists of social organisations on Thursday stripped during ademonstration before the Assam Rifles office in Manipur capital protesting against the killing of a 30-year-old woman allegedly by security forces.

Rape us, kill us, take our flesh they shouted while attempting to break open the gate of the Assam Rifles range office in Imphal, despite indefinite curfew in Imphal and Greater Imphal areas.

Some of the women reportedly fainted at the gate and were later hospitalised by the police.

The activists belonged to different organizations, including Macha Leima, National Identity Protection Committee, All Manipur United Clubs Organisation- United People's Front.

Earlier, indefinite curfew was imposed in Imphal and Greater Imphal areas in Manipur following widespread protests against the killing of the woman in an alleged encounter by Assam Rifles, official sources said.

Normal life has been paralysed in Manipur since July 12 midnight due to a 48-hr bandh call given by 26 organisations protesting against the alleged killing of the woman.

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Sub: Women strip to protest killing

Good work. Let such protest be taken every where. What protest shout and they realy mean then there would no rapes on the world. Good ...

Posted by Nakul

Sub: woman protect

keep up the good fight

Posted by desmond

Sub: who let the dogs out

What to say, what not to say..I read in my history book about our late PM Nehru quoting Manipur as "Jewels of India". Really i ...

Posted by gabriel



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