- The main function was observed at the women’s war memorial complex in Imphal
- The function was to mark the 78th anniversary of the revolt by the brave women
Imphal: The Manipur government and the people on Tuesday observed the Women’s War Day “Nupi Lal” on December 12. The women activists who had launched a crusade against the oppressive British administration in 1939 were honored at the event, the sources said.
As per reports, the main function was observed at the women’s war memorial complex in Imphal where Chief Minister N. Biren Singh paid tributes to the women fighters. The function was to mark the 78th anniversary of the revolt by the brave women who fought the then rulers to stop rice exports.
According to CM, there is a new policy of the Central government for the northeast. Taking advantage of it a durable peace and permanent settlement should be brought about. The womenfolk should extend full cooperation to it.
We should be watchful of the attempt to divide us. The brave women could also contribute meaningfully to the government attempt to bring the people of the hills and valley closer, CM added.
Amid the shortage of rice in 1939, the women demanded that its export is stopped. But when Maharaja Churachand Singh and the British officials turned a deaf ear to their demands, the women vendors from the main market in Imphal took to the streets. A total of 21 women sustained bayonet injuries when a vain attempt was made to disperse them, a report said.