All about Monika Khangembam, the Manipuri woman activist, taking internet by storm against racism

By: | Updated: July 11, 2016 12:25 PM

Monika, the young girl from Manipur is a popular women rights activist, who has also won international accolades for her work in the field of Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA).

The young girl from Manipur is a popular women rights activist, who has also won international accolades for her work in the field of Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA). (Image: Facebook)The young girl from Manipur is a popular women rights activist, who has also won international accolades for her work in the field of Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA). (Image: Facebook)

Monika Khangembam, whose hard-hitting post against alleged racism at IGI Airport in Delhi is making round on social media, isn’t just another next door girl.

The young girl from Manipur is a popular women rights activist, who has also won international accolades for her work in the field of Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA).

In the year 2011, she was one of the only four selected from India for the Global Changemakers summit for her work in opposing the controversial Armed Forces Special Powers Act, 1958 that has resulted in large human rights violations in the north-east.

More than this, Monika is the founder of Women and Youth for Peace and Development (WYPD), which is an organisation actively working in field of women empowerment.

The girl is also a member of Global Shapers Community, an initiative of the World Economic Forum. As per the information on ghlobalshapers.org, the primary goal of Monika’s organisation ”is to empower women through awareness of their rights and also to help them become economically sustained”.

Monika’s post against the alleged racism faced at Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi, went viral on social media on Sunday.

Monika alleged that an immigration officer at Delhi’s IGI airport ‘humiliated’ her by asking unnecessary questions about her nationality.

As per the post, the officer repeatedly asked Monika questions to test her ‘knowledge’ about India and even told her that ‘she did not look like an Indian’.

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