Women Vendors of Khwariamband Keithel Boycott Lok Sabha Elections Amid Ongoing Crisis in Manipur

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Imphal:  Women vendors of Khairamband Keithel, the iconic all-women-run markets, in Imphal declared non-participation in the ensuing Lok Sabha elections as voices of denouncement against holding of the elections without resolving the 11-month old crisis in Manipur getting louder.

Local based women organizations, particularly in the violent affected fringe areas of valley districts, have been voicing against the holding of elections before resolving the crisis rocking the state since May 3 last year.

While condemning the holding of the elections, the women bodies declared boycott or non-participation in any election related activities.

Joining the chorus, women vendors of Khwariamband Keithel includ

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