Widows rally at Churachandpur Manipur

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LAMKA/IMPHAL, August 10 (NNN): Womenfolk in the southern Manipur`s Churachandpur district under the aegis of Widows Welfare Association (WWA) carried out a mass rally from the Public Ground of Hiangtam Lamka to Peace Ground of Tubuong from 11 am to 2 pm against the alleged discrimination, exploitation and subjugation of women.

About 500 women folk holding placards inscribed with slogans such as” Subjugation for Women : How Long ” ,” UPA Govt is Anti Govt” , “Soniaji Heal Our Wounds & Wombs ” , “Job Cards , Joke Cards” took part in the rally.

At the end of the rally, the WWA members submitted a memorandum to the state chief minister through the district deputy commissioner. A series of demands have been raised on the Chief Minister through the memorandum which include issuance of BPL Cards, Widow Pension Scheme, Job Cards under MGNREGS and Old-Age Pension Cards to the needy men and women.

They also demanded constitution of a high-empowered committee to monitor, supervise and redress the problems and grievances of women in the district and strict vigilant monitoring and supervising and Government offices, dealing and concerning with the widows and aged women in the state.

Establishment of fair price shops in Churachandpur district for the poor widows and needy women and the Widow Pension Scheme should be increased at Rs 1000 against the present amount of Rs 200, the memorandum further mentioned, urging the Chief Minster to constitute an effective and efficiant mechanism or measure to stop `raping and killing of women.`

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