Women Action for Development condemn

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    IMPHAL June 23: The Women Action for Development (WAD) strongly condemns the act of firing shells and mock bombs by a combined team of Yairipok and Thoubal police at Yairipok Singda Village of Thoubal district on June 19.

    A press release from WAD secretary Sobita Mangsatabam said the five women who were injured in the incident belongs to poor families and they were simply advocating their basic access to PDS and MGNREGS which the concerned pradhan and members failed to distribute.

    Further, WAD also condemned MLA K Meghachandra for failing in his duty to look after the grievances of the village and his escort for assaulting the women protesting his visit. The statement appeals to the government and the concerned authorities to provide medical and financial assistance to the injured victims who are hospitalized at present, and further to ensure timely distribution of the schemes meant for the public.

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