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State police not happy with the suspension of their colleague

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Imphal, July 19,

State police seems to be not happy with the suspension of two of their colleagues who had committed excess to group of students protestors in front of the BJP Manipur Pradesh Office at Nityapat Chuthek.
Sital Oinam, general secretary of DESAM was nearly killed after a police personnel pushed him while confronting them which accidentally landed him under a running heavy vehicle. Sital is at present treating at Raj Medicity and is waiting for surgery to treat the fractures armed. It was a miracle that the heavy vehicle did not run over his head. Some of the students were also injured in police action.

Seeing the brutalities of the police force, CSOs and DESAM demanded punishment of those committing excess to the students protestors.
Chief Minister N. Biren Singh too expressed shocked to the attitude of the police personnel and during his visit to the injured students today announced suspension of two police personnel including the one commanding the team.
Large number of police personnel today hold a meeting late today evening in the Commando Complex at Minuthong and condemn the suspension of their colleague.
Video footage sent uploaded in Social media saw police personnel shouting to cease duty. They also demanded revocation of the suspension of the two colleague.

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Chief Minister visits injured students  Government is pressuring centre over MU row: CM  

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Imphal, July 19,

Chief Minister N. Biren Singh today visited the injured students including student leader Shital Oinam whose left hand got fractured after a truck ran over his hand during a scuffle between the students and police last Monday who are undergoing treatment at Raj Medicity, Imphal.

Chief Minister was accompanied by Deputy CM and other Cabinet Ministers, OSD to Chief Minister Sumant Singh, SP of Imphal West Haobijam Jogeshchandra during the visit.
Speaking to media persons, Chief Minister N. Biren Singh said that the State Government fully empathise with the Manipuri University community. He said that as per the wish of the MUTA, MUSU and MUSA, the State government persuaded the Central Government to form a Committee headed by a retired Chief Justice of a High Court to investigate the allegations against the Vice-Chancellor Prof. AP Pandey. If the Prof. Pandey is found to be guilty in the investigation, then he will be ousted automatically, he added.
Chief Minister mentioned that as Manipur University is a Central University, the State government has certain limitations. However, the State government has already taken a decision in the Cabinet over the issue and have been pressurizing the Central Government to investigate the matter. We have also met the Governor Dr. Najma Heptulla yesterday and apprised the situation. He said that the Governor has already informed the President of India about the gravity of the current situation.
Replying to a query about the government’s action against those police personnel who were responsible for manhandling the student protestors where many students were injured, Chief Minister said the video clipping of the incident has been analysed and one Sub-Inspector and a Constable have been put under suspension. He also mentioned that the medical expenses of the injured students would be borne by the State government. He also wished for speedy recovery of the injured students.

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Day 2 bandh freezes life in Manipur; Border trade seriously hit

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Imphal, July 19,

2nd day of the 48 hours bandh called by the Manipur University Students’ Union (MUSU which is being supported by various students organisation, CSOs and other individuals completely freeze life in Valley district of the state crippling all wake of live. Report reaching here said that border trade at Moreh too has been seriously hit due to the bandh called.
Unlike yesterday, Imphal today witness large number of people coming on the road and stopping all sort vehicular movement at many places including Uripok, Khurai, Haobam Marak, Lamphel etc. At Some places sit-in-protest demanding removal of VC AP Pandey were staged. The protest were staged at Nagamapal Kangjabi leirak, Khurai Modern School etc.
At Langjing Achouba large number of people came out at Imphal- Jiri road and burnt tyres and plank in the middle of the road to prevent any vehicular movement.
Khwairanband Keithel, Paona Keithel and almost all shops and business establishment continue to shut down. Some street vendors seen yesterday were not seen today as bandh supporters shut them.
At Thoubal district tyres were burnt in the middle of the road to prevent vehicular movement. Market center at Wangjing, Thoubal and Yairipok remain closed.

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There will be no turning back to the agitation until VC is removed- Akash

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Imphal, July 19,
While appreciating the Chief Minister’s concerns for the injured students who were injured in police action during democratic police, President of DESAM Salam Akash said that there will be no turning back to the agitation initiated by the MU Community for removal of the VC Adya Pandey from his post. Talking to reporters minutes after the CM left Raj Medicity after paying visit to the injured students, Akash said that DESAM will continue more intense form of agitation until the VC is removed.

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