Manipur: Mothers refuse to bury their sons 239 days on

Manipur: Mothers refuse to bury their sons 239 days on

239 days ago, nine Manipuri boys died in alleged police firing in the Churachandpur district of Manipur. The mothers of the deceased have come out in protest after three contentious Bills were passed by the State Assembly which they say in fringe on the rights of tribal people.

As a sign of protest they have refused to bury their children, one of which was only 11 years old when he was killed. The bodies are still lying in the morgue.

Accompanied by BJP MP Tarun Vijay, the women say they will not bury the bodies till they get an assurance that the three Bills, passed by the Assembly in August last year, would be withdrawn. He however, has urged them to bury their bodies as they deserve a respectful burial.

The Kukis and Nagas see the Bills as a threat and think that their land snatched away by “outsiders.” The Meitis however, are in favour of the Bill. They think that the Bill protects them from outsiders

source: The Hindu

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