At her home in Yairipok, about 20 km from Imphal, Mumtaz Begum gives her best effort to lead a normal life. She weaves, tends to the garden and also her small poultry farm.
It has been 12 years since her husband died in a fake encounter. Begum’s school teacher husband M.D. Azad Khan and four others from their village were killed by a combined para military forces unit. They were suspected of involvement with an insurgent outfit.