Thoubal Dist VDF Guardian Association protests

THOUBAL, Aug 1: Denouncing the State Government for 'lending' a deaf ear to the demands of the Village Defence Force (VDF), Thoubal District VDF Guardian Association staged a protest demonstration at Leirongthel, on July 31.
Speaking to media persons, president of the association, Maibam Apambi Devi urged the State Government to fulfil the demands of VDF which include regularisation of their job and increasing their honorarium amounting to 75 percent of what is given to police Constable among others.
Saying that making ends meet with the little money they get as a salary is hard for them, she said adding that they (the VDF) are even deployed in quarantine centres, apart from assisting the State police in maintaining the law and order situation of the State.     She also said they will endorse all initiatives taken up by the All Manipur VDF Guardian Association.