Manipur unrest: Naga women call for halt to violence against women

IMPHAL | Updated: 22 December, 2023 2:12 pm IST
Naga Women Union (NWU) raised a poignant call to halt the harassment and alleged abduction of Naga women

IMPHAL: The Naga Women Union (NWU) raised a poignant call to halt the harassment and alleged abduction of Naga women amid the tumultuous situation in Manipur, on Friday.

As the festive spirit of Christmas envelops the region, the union’s President, Ch. Priscilla Thiumai denounced the disturbing trend of miscreants perpetuating coercion through extortion.

The union voiced deep concerns over the unchecked incidents of physical harassment and abduction of the Naga women, branding these acts as flagrant violations of human rights. Concerns of armed groups targetting innocent civilians—especially women—for ransom, poses a severe threat to the goals of peace and unity in the state.

Emphasising the issue’s gravity, the rights group highlighted that the acts were having a detrimental impact on the society’s fabric. It was stressed that such acts “not only hinder the path to a civilized society but also perpetuate a cycle of conflict that ultimately harms all involved”.

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Moreover, the NWU underscored the urgent need for an immediate cessation of these violations while imploring all Naga-organised civil societies to engage in a more constructive approach to combat crimes against women. The group emphasised that women cannot be treated as commodities, advocating for a swift judicial process to bring the perpetrators to justice.

Throughout Manipur’s history, women have exemplified resilience, contributing significantly to the socio-cultural fabric of the state. However, as ethnic tensions have increased, concerns regarding the safety and dignity of women have also become increasingly jeopardised.

The NWU’s call to stop the harassment and abduction of Naga women is a powerful reminder to safeguard the rights and dignity of women amid the turmoil. These calls will enable the halting of the alarming trend of gender-based violence in the strife-worn state.

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