Trinamool Mahila Congress protests against atrocities on women in Manipur

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Trinamool Mahila Congress protests against atrocities on women in Manipur

Members of Trinamool Mahila Congress have staged a protest in Siliguri over the violent sexual attacks on women in Manipur. The women's wing of the party wore dressed similar to those worn by Manipuri women as they demonstrated, while TMC leader Chandrima Bhattacharya called on the Prime Minister to act and said women stood united on the issue.

Synopsis Members of Trinamool Mahila Congress have staged a protest in Siliguri over the violent sexual attacks on women in Manipur. The women's wing of the party wore dressed similar to those worn by Manipuri women as they demonstrated, while TMC leader Chandrima Bhattacharya called on the Prime Minister to act and said women stood united on the issue. ANI Trinamool Mahila Congress protests against atrocities on women in Manipur Members of the Trinamool Mahila Congress on Saturday took to the streets of Siliguri and staged a protest over atrocities against women in Manipur . Dressed in clothes similar to those worn by women in Manipur, the TMC women's wing took out the protest. TMC leader Chandrima Bhattacharya said the protest was held to express solidarity with the women of Manipur who were brutally attacked. "This is a dress that is mostly similar to the dress that women in Manipur wear. Today, we are expressing solidarity with the women of Manipur who were brutally attacked. We demand that the PM take action. This is not about politicising the issue. The PM says this is New India. Is this the new India , where women are attacked? ...Women stand united." On Friday, Brinda Karat of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) said that the All India Democratic Women's Association (AIDWA) had visited the strife-torn Manipur from August 9-11 and had submitted a report to President Droupadi Murmu highlighting the sexual assault of women which has been subjected to political gains. "We met the President. We handed over the full report of our Manipur visit. In the memorandum, we highlighted the sexual assault of women that was politicised. The politics that Chief Minister and the BJP were given details about. She (President) was concerned about the plight of women in the state," the CPI(M) leader Brinda Karat, as per ANI. Earlier a 21-member delegation from Indian National Developmental Inclusive Alliance (INDIA) visited the violence-hit Manipur from July 29-30. The delegation met the Manipur Governor Anusuiya Uikey and visited the relief camps set up in the state. A five-member delegation was also sent to Manipur by Trinamool Congress (TMC). Clashes broke out between Metei and Kuki communities on May 3, days after the Manipur High Court asked the state government to consider adding the former, the majority community in the state, to the list of Scheduled Tribes. The violence in the Northeast state has claimed over 160 lives while displacing thousands more. The Opposition has been continuously targeting the state and Central governments over the issue, and the matter also took centre stage during the recently concluded monsoon session of the Parliament. Meanwhile, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has deputed 53 officers, including two women DIG-rank officers, to probe the Manipur violence cases, sources said on Wednesday. (ANI) Don’t miss out on ET Prime stories! Get your daily dose of business updates on WhatsApp. click here! Saturday, 19 Aug, 2023 Experience Your Economic Times Newspaper, The Digital Way! Read Complete Print Edition » Front Page Pure Politics Companies Brands & Companies More ‘China Slowdown Won’t Have Much Impact on India’ The slowing Chinese economy is unlikely to have much impact on India and the government will continue its capex push, finance secretary TV Somanathan said. US Trade Bodies Push Back Against India’s IT Hardware Import Curbs Major global information technology and electronics manufacturing giants such as Apple, Intel, Google, Lenovo, Dell Technologies, HP, and others have called on the US government to “use every available forum” to push India to reconsider implementing the import restriction policy on IT hardware and launch a formal stakeholder consultation to solicit recommendations from the industry. Revamp of Airport Slot Usage Norms Paused Amid Monopoly Worries Concerns over a possible monopoly situation have led the government to put on hold new guidelines stipulating that airlines be checked roughly every six months for usage of airport slots — which they will lose if not used at the prescribed threshold — against the current practice of an annual review, officials said. Read More News on manipur Siliguri protests india tmc trinamool mahila congress opposition (Catch all the Business News , Breaking News Events and Latest News Updates on The Economic Times .) Download The Economic Times News App to get Daily Market Updates & Live Business News. ... more less ETPrime stories of the day Auto Bajaj-Triumph, Hero-Harley combines slug it out in virtual bookings turf 5 mins read Under the lens Why a lot can happen if a court-driven resolution is not pursued by lenders against Cafe Coffee Day 10 mins read Investigation India’s biggest bank heist: how Pune police got money mules convicted in the Cosmos Bank case 13 mins read Subscribe to ETPrime