OFFICE OF THE MANIPURI STUDENTS’ ASSOCIATION DELHI
International Women’s Day Celebration
This International Women’s Day has once again reaffirmed the belief of the people of Manipur in the spirit that Manipuri women have shown in various fields. In a society where everything is rotting, the women of Manipur have everything to suffer and yet they have all throughout been in the front to fight the painful rotting. They have proved this when they play in the field, on the ring, in the jail, on the street. They have created a place of their own in proving this and we cannot miss to recognise it.
In connection to the occasion of International Women’s Day, Manipur Students’ Association Delhi (MSAD) had organised a meeting to celebrate the spirit and achievements of Manipuri women in their struggle for a peaceful home and society in Manipur. The meeting discussed the socio-political environment in Manipur in order to discern the intensities of the history of Manipuri women’s struggle. While the need to see the context of women’s political action in Manipur was the focus of the discussion, MSAD also addressed the need to seriously look into the crimes against women perpetrated by beastly security and police forces, and cruel husbands alike. MSAD in this regard holds that series of recent cases of rape, murder and torture of women have challenged the civil society in Manipur to offer a critical engagement with these brutal events so that women are safe. In the spirit of the International Women’s Day, MSAD once again appeals to all Manipuri women to fight such atrocities both in the domestic and public world.
Manipur Student Association Delhi (MSAD) organized a social gathering of the 101 year jubilee celebration of International Women’s Day on Friday 8 March 2012. It was conducted at Delhi University.
Md Shafikul Haque
Unity Is Victory!
March 10, 2012