Mass sit-in-protest decry burning down of UCM, other offices

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Imphal: A mass sit-in-protest staged outside the premises of the United Committee Manipur (UCM) in Imphal on Saturday denounced the recent arson of the office by armed miscreants.

The office of the UCM situated in Imphal’s Lamphel was among several offices of the civil society organisations that were torched or vandalised by the armed miscreants on the night of February 23.

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Offices that torched or vandalized on the same day included Macha Leima (a women based organisation) along with a school run by the organisation, Manipur Peace and Integrity (MAPI) Council at Wangkhei, Nongpok Leingak Apunba Nupi Lup at Wangkhei Keithel Ashangbi, Coalitions Against Drugs and Alcohol (CADA), United People’s Front (UPF) and National Identity Protection Committee (NIPCO).

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The office of the Coordinating Committee on Manipur Integrity (COCOMI) housed together with the UCM was also reduced to ashes.

Hundreds of members of several civil society organizations including women-based organisations took part in a sit-in-protest staged outside the UCM office under the aegis of the UCM today.

“Book the miscreants and punish them,” one of the placards displayed at the protest site read.

Other placards

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