KNCA Celebrates 32nd Birth Anniversary, Submits Memo to Guv Seeking Justice to Families and Punishment of all Accused

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DIPHU, Aug 1: In a memorandum to the Governor of Assam, Karbi Nimso Chingthur Asong (KNCA) has demanded intervention into the gruesome rape and murders young girls seeking justice and severe punishment of all accused. The memorandum to the state Governor was submitted through Karbi Anglong Deputy Commissioner by the women organisation on the occasion of its 32nd Birth Anniversary here today.

In their memorandum, which was also made available to the local media, the women organisation expressed deep concerns of the rising crimes against women and young girls which include rape, murder, kidnappings and trafficking stating that women, college students and minor girls are not even safe in Diphu town. The women organisation also stated that women were also falling into prey of lynching on suspicion of ‘Daini’ in rural areas citing an incident of two women being thrashed at Jorlep Teron and Nohing Engti village in Amlokhi area under the Manja police station ten days back.

Further, in its memorandum KNCA sought intervention into the case of the rape and murder of Arlish Teronpi on July 13, 2018 under the Donkamukam police station in West Karbi Anglong district, mysterious death of Jenisha Engtipi on May 24, 2018, in Diphu and of the gang rape and murder of Junali Millikpi on May 10, 2017, in Borkok in West Karbi Anglong district stating that the delay and lengthy process of delivering judgments by the court his sending out negative message to the public and has hurt their faith on the judiciary system of the country.

The women organisation concluded their memorandum demanding theses cases be tabled in Fast-Track Courts and deliver justice to the families of victims and severe punishment of all the accused, compensation to families of Arlish Teronpi, Junaki Millikpi and Jenisha Engtipi and free legal services for rape victims.

Earlier in the morning, organisation celebrated its 32nd birth anniversary at Hills Party Committee office. The programme commenced with unfurling of the organizational flag by KNCA president Rengka Taropi followed by floral tribute to martyrs led by Mrinali Devi, secretary of AIPWA, Assam state committee. At 11:30 am, the organization submitted a memorandum to the Governor of Assam through the Deputy Commissioner of Karbi Anglong Mridul Kumar Mahanta.

A public meeting was held in the conference hall at 2 pm which was attended by ex-MP Dr. Jayanta Rongpi as chief guest, CPI (ML) secretary Rabi Kr. Phangcho, AIPWA, Assam secretary Mrinali Devi, Amlong Engti and Laichan Engleng as guests of honour, KSA president Simeon Rongphar, AIPWA, KAC president Sira Beypi, KAWJF secretary Presila Terangpi, Selawar Bey, Semson Killing, Ronjit Kramsa and others attended as invited guests respectively.

Hundreds of women from different parts of the district took part in the event.