Tale Of Struggle: Eviction Adds To Woes Of Existence

IMPHAL, May 16: ‘‘First my husband was shot dead and now I have no place to sell my goods at Khwairamband Bazar. I don’t know how I will feed my children’’, 30-year old Thoibi, a woman vendor said. For the last 7 years, Thoibi has been selling vegetables and other items along the roadside of Khwairamband Bazar braving the hot sun of the summer and the cold wind of the winter. With the meager...

Girl Child Hatred Syndrome Continues To Haunt Mothers

Gulapsaha with her child at a short stay center IMPHAL, Dec 27: “When I was seven months pregnant, my in-laws insisted on aborting the child with the threat that the child would be sold off if it is born. Only when the doctor told them that the mother would die if the child is to be aborted at such an advance stage of pregnancy, I was allowed to give birth to my girl child,” said 25-year...