2014 saw highest number of crime against women: WAD

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IMPHAL, December 31: The year 2014 recorded the highest crime specially against women, said Women Action Development general secretary M Sobita Devi in a press meet at Manipur Press Club today.

She said this year altogether 313 women and children were subject to assaults, including sexual harassment, molestation, murder and rape, but unfortunately the government has not taken up any initiative to end such crimes.

Sobita also said in this year a total of 84 missing cases, among them women and children, were reported to police, however police has not taken any action.

She also said that Manipur police personnel have time and again proven incapable of investigation into crimes, therefore the need of the hour is proper training as well as infrastructure for the police department.

She also highlighted incidents of bomb blasts and injuries, as per her organisation`™s documentation from newspapers this year stands at 210 bombs was planted, and 85 bombs explosions.

The highest number of bomb blasts was in Imphal West District with a total of 76 blasts, and the lowest was at Senapati District with total of two, while in Imphal East saw 36 bomb blasts, Bishnupur 26, Tamenglong 11, Chandel 10, Thoubal 23, Churachanpur 10 and Ukhrul 16. In all 26 bomb cases were claimed by their perpetrators and 184 bomb remains unclaimed.

She also said that the 210 bomb cases included 80 IED, 116 hand grenades, 11 lathod bombs, 2 Chinese hand grenades and 1 RDX.

In all 102 persons were injured by in these bomb blasts and they include 24 security personnel and 78 civilians. Seven security men were killed and 10 civilian including 2 women and one child also died.

Sobita also asked how all these bombs could have been planted amidst tight the security cordons and CCTV vigilance. It shows that the government is not functioning proper, she added.

She also accused the DGP, Home Secretary, Principal Secretary and other top government functionaries are simply holding their posts rather than striving to fulfil their responsibilities. They should already resigned from their posts on moral ground, if they were honourable men, she added.

She also expressed her shock at the discovery of eight skulls inside the Tombisana High School complex, and urged foreign expert be employed to find out how this came to be.

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