Transgender activist Malem Thongam stages hunger strike to end violence in Manipur

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Imphal: Even as she was repeatedly arrested on the charge of committing suicide, undeterred transgender activist Malem Thongam is determined to achieve what she has been demanding i.e. to end the ongoing violence in Manipur. Thongam has been on a fast seeking an end to ethnic violence in Manipur. 

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She started her fast on February 22 in Delhi where she was detained by the police and along with members of Lamyamba Irabot Memorial Integrated Trust and Delhi Meetei Coordinating Committee (DMCC). After the police released her, she continued her fast in front of the official residence of Union minister of State for External Affairs and Education Rajkumar Ranjan Singh from where she was again detained by the police. She returned to Imphal recently only to continue her stir at Khurai Konsam Leikai in Imphal East district from where she was arrested by a team of Porompat police station on March 1.

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