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1 student hospitalized: 3 continuous to fast-unto-death

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Imphal, July 21: Among the four students of TG, CC and Johnston Higher School who have launch fat-unto-death since the evening of July 19 at Singjamei Wangma Kshetri Leikai demanding immediate withdrawal of wanted tag on former JCILPS convenor Khomdram Ratan and implementation of ILPS or a similar system in the State, one TG student have been pick up due to worsening of health condition.
The student has been identified as Pangambam Meria, d/o P Naobicha of Kongba Kshetri Leikai, currently pursuing 12th Science at TG Higher Secondary School.
Before Pangambam Meria was pick up, she left a note stating that for some amount of money, immediate announcement of wanted to the former JCILPS convenor Kh Ratan without any verification and proper procedure is a coward act of the state government, also a coward steps to divert the ongoing protests of ILP.
Maria also said that life would be better to die instead to live under a state government that has no law, meaning of law and democracy. So far the state government and concern authority have not taken up any step to revoke the wanted tag on Kh Ratan despite 1 month and 20 days have completed, she added.
Maria further said that until the state government withdraw the wanted tag on JCILPS former convenor Kh Ratan, fast-unto-death will keep going, there will be no holding back even if they have to sacrifice their life.
Meanwhile, speaking to the media persons, Bruce Pebam, General Secretary of CC Higher Secondary School said that state government should not keep silent when students of different schools studying in 11 and 12 standard have come out protesting for the implementation of ILPS in the state while they should be studying. The announcement of wanted tag on Kh Ratan is unacceptable and must revoke.
Bruce further said by putting up a question to the state governments and MLAs that their children’s should be one who is undergoing the protest instead of the students whose families are not powerful enough to face the current scenario of the state.
The protest will keep going until the ILPS is implemented in the state and the wanted tag on Kh Ratan is withdrawn, Bruce asserts.
Due to health condition, Pangabam Maria was pick up by a team of Singjamei Police led by OC Ingocha at around 10:30 am and later handed over to the Child Right Protection Committee where she is undergoing treatment, report says.

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