Woman bodies decry KCP (MC) demand

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IMPHAL, June 1: Members of Women Action for Development (WAD) Sunday staged a sit-in to protest the monetary demand of Rs 3 lakh allegedly served by the banned KCP (MC) to the woman body.

A demand note allegedly signed by Nongdrenkhomba and Taibang Nganba of KCP (MC) was received by WAD on June 17 last, the woman body said in a statement.

The statement said negotiations were held between a woman representative and the militant group on June 22 and 23 over the demand. But the outfit used aggressive words to her instead of consideration.

The sit-in protest was also participated by members of Conflict Widows’ Forum, Domestic Violence Survivors’ Forum and Self Support Group.

Such huge monetary demand served to WAD, which is working for the welfare of a number of women living with HIV and women who are victims of their families, is a challenge to all these women, the statement added.

It appealed to KCP (MC) to withdraw the monetary demand served to the civil body which is working for the people.

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