IMPHAL, March 7: The proscribed People’s Revolutionary Party of Kangleipak (PREPAK) has in a statement wished the women of the state on the occasion of the International Women’s Day, 2013. The statement has further lamented the rapid increase in violence against women and denying of their rights.
Elaborating on the origin of the day, it said that in 1917, Russian women staged a strike on the last day of February under the call “Bread and Peace” and after four days, the Russian Czar fell from power and the provisional government granted women the right to vote. And in celebration, March 8 has been observed as International Women’s Day on March 8 since then, it said.
The statement has further continued that violence against women including rape, murder and assault continues in several countries including India. It said the Indian society has always look down on women.
Crime against women has also been increasing in Manipur, it said while citing to the recovery of the dead body of 16 year old girl from Merakhong River under Lamsang Police station. It continued that in 2012, there were 302 crimes committed against women.