Rally planned against child kidnapping
Source: The Sangai Express

Imphal, July 18: Taking serious note of unabated reports of children disappearing over the last few days and its likely implication in the society, a mass public rally is being planned to be taken out under the aegis of Kanglei Apunba Ima Yaipha Lup here on July 21 .

Talking to media in this connection at Manipur Press Club here today, president of Kanglei Apunba Ima Yaipha Lup A Pramobati Leima observed that children are the future of the society and so they should not be mislead.

There is no reason why misleading of young children should not be opposed and considered it as a challenge to the future of the society, she said, while seeking the support an participation of all the civil organisations in the proposed rally.

She further announced that the proposed rally would flag off from THAU Ground at Thangmeiband and conclude at MDU Hall at Yaiskul Police Lane where a public meeting would be held.

The resolution adopted during the meeting would be forwarded to the Government of Manipur for taking up necessary action, she added.

Meanwhile, various social organisations have come out strongly against rising crimes against children in Manipur.

In a statement, Centre for Organisation Research and Education (CORE) said that recruiting children as soldiers by armed group is one of the most grievous crimes that any group claiming to be fighting for the cause of the people can do.

It destroys all hope not only of a healthy and productive life for the concerned child but also predicts a social future which is disastrous for all children and indeed for all our people, said the statement sent out by the administrator of the group.

CORE called upon the leadership of the concerned armed groups to desist from such action in future and restore all the abducted chilfren to their homes.

Meanwhile, United NGOs Mission-Manipur, Thoubal District, People Action for Development-Tiddim, Bishnupur and Senapati, All India Students' Federation, United Women Front, Earth Foundation, All Manipur Senior Citizens' Welfare Association and Child Welfare Committee of all districts of the State urged the concerned UG group to hand over the abducted children to their respective families.