IMPHAL, January 16: The second day of the statewide protest organized by the All Manipur Democratic Women’s Front demanding proper Public Distribution System concluded today with sit in protests observed in areas located within the districts of Imphal West , Imphal East and Thoubal.
Banners demanding effective distribution system and non involvement of political favoritism in the PDS ,
Womenfolk representing different local civil organizations staged the protest at Lamshang area. The organizations are Taothong Apheiba Meira Paibi Lup, Luker Meira Paibi, by Sagoltongba Makha Nupi Lup, Konthoujam Lairembi Meira Paibi at Konthoujam assembly constituency, Khundrakpam Awang Youth Development at Khundrakpam, Lousangkhong Mayai Leikai Nupi Lup , Sekta Makha Leikai and Sekta Awang Leikai Nupi Lup at Lamlai area.
The protest was also observed at Charangpat Mayai Leikai, Langathel Maning Leikai at Thoubal district.
Laphupat Tera Khunou Nupi Chaokhat Lup and Imoinu Meira Paibi Women Association observed the protest at Mayang Imphal area.
The protestors mentioned to the media that there are certain irregularities in the distribution of the essential consumable and non-consumable items distributed under the PDS and that the prescribed amount under the AAY and BPL schemes have not been given to the deserving public in totality. The resolution taken by the protestors appealed the State government to look into the ineffectiveness regarding allocation of the PDS items and to make necessary corrections in the interest of the public.