- June 28, 2023
- Posted by: OptimizeIAS Team
- Category: DPN Topics
Subject : Polity
- The Spear Corps of the Indian Army accused women activists in Manipur called Meira Paibis of deliberately blocking routes and interfering in Operations of Security Forces.
About Meira Paibis
- The Meira Paibis or “women torch bearers”, so called because of the flaming torches that they hold aloft while marching in the streets.
- The Meira Paibis, also known as Imas or Mothers of Manipur, are Meitei women who come from all sections of society.
- The Meira Paibis are loosely organised, usually led by groups of senior women.
- They have no rigid hierarchy or structure, or any overt political leanings.
- The Meira Paibi was formed in 1977.
- One of the largest grassroots movements in the world, its initial focus of fighting alcoholism and drug abuse has now expanded to countering human rights violations and the development of society at large.