IMPHAL, March 8: The proscribed outfit PREPAK (Pro) has wished the women of the state on the occasion of the International Women’s Day.
It said that since the times of kings in Manipur, it was the duty of every man except for the physically challenged and the weak and aged to safeguard and protect the land.
The women looked after every aspect of the land during the absence of the man when they had gone to the battlefield for which the women of the land are still revered by all, it said.
It has further said that it is with the women’s encouragement that men have fought bravely against all odds.
The statement also said that violence against women has been on the rise in Manipur in recent times and further continued that there are certain crimes committed today which were never heard before.