FIR filed against 3 National Federation of Indian Women fact-finding team in Imphal

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National Federation of Indian Women terms Manipur's May 3 riot 'state-sponsored'

Imphal: The National Federation of Indian Women (NFIW), one of the oldest women organisations in the country who in their last three-member, namely Annie Raja, Nisha Sindhu and Deeksha Duivedi’s visit to Manipur conducting fact finding mission over Manipur ethnic conflict have been slapped with FIR for allegedly hurting sentiments of the Manipuri Meira Paibis.

NFIW general secretary Annie Raja along with NFIW national secretary Nisha Sindhu and independent Advocate Deeksha Duivedi had visited both Meitei areas and Kuki areas and came to the conclusion that the May 3 riot was state-sponsored.

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The three-member NFIW addressing media at Manipur Press Club in Imphal on July 1 had said that the May 3 riot in Manipur was a state-sponsored riot and that is why the state government is not making any effort to control it.

According to HY News, the three were booked on Saturday, July 8 at Imphal Police station for disregarding women Meira Paibis of Manipur and terming the protest of Meira Paibis against the resignation of Chief Minister as “stage-managed drama”. The FIR has been registered under sections s 121- A/124/153/153-A/ 153-B/ 499/ 504/505(2)/34 of IPC by one L. Liben Singh (53), son of late Sanoujam Pholo Singh of Heingang Makha Leikai.

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Annie Raja the general secretary of the women’s organisation had alleged that chief minister N Biren Singh kept himself busy at around 7 pm on May 3, by tweeting and making social media posts on the vice president of India’s visit to Manipur, when people were being killed and houses torched. Jagdeep Dhankhar’s in his one day-long visit on May 3 attended events at DM University campus and Manipur University.

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