IMPHAL, July 11: The Thangjam Manorama Memorial Charitable Trust and Apunba Lup today observed the 11th Manorama Death Anniversary today at the Bamon Kampu Kabam Community Hall.
The observation was attended by co-ordinator Apunba Lup Phunindro Konsam, co-ordinator Apunba Lup Ayekpam Langdon Leima, co-ordinator Apunba Lup Sunil Karam, president MMCT, Bamon Kampu Sengoi Luwang, president AMKIL Th Sakhi, president PLAMP, Manipur M Memchoubi and president Kanglamei Y Leirikleima as presidium members.
Speaking to media persons on the sideline of the observation, Phunindro Konsam said Manorama was killed after her arrest and was gang raped.
The day is being observed to remember the agony she had to go through during her death.
He continued, the JAC formed in connection to her death and the people of the State had demanded removal of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act from the State for long, however, the governments continue to neglect it.
The government has only used forces to suppress the agitations, he continued.
He further said that people will not remain silent until the AFSPA is removed from the State.
He also said that the government should enact a proper law to check the influx of non-locals in the State.
While showing support to the ongoing movement for the implementation of the ILPS, he further condoled the death of Sapam RObinhood during the movement.