CSCHR launches BOOK “Manipur: Perils of war and womanhood”
CSCHR, on Sunday, 12th January 2014, at the Nupi Lal Memorial Complex auditorium, Imphal, released its latest publication “Manipur: Perils of war and womanhood”, a memorandum submitted to the UN Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences, Rashida Manjoo in April 2013. The book was jointly released by Thangjam (O) Khumanleima (mother of Thangjam Manorama, who was sexually assaulted brutally and then murdered in cold blood by personnel of the Assam Rifles unit stationed in Imphal on 11 July 2004), Irom (O) Sakhi (mother of Irom Sharmila, who has been on an unprecedented protest hunger strike since 2001 for the repeal of the Armed Forces [Special Powers] Act), Poirei Leimarol Apunba Meira Paibi Manipur president Memchoubi, Sharmila Kanba Lup convenor Soibam Momon, Kangleipak Women Welfare Association president Memcha, Women Association for Civic Action Kangleipak president RK Tharaksana and human rights activist RK Sanahanbi.
Rashida Manjoo visited Imphal on 28 April 2013 and held a public consultative meeting during her official mission to India.
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