Imphal, July 8,
Fitting tribute was paid today to Sapam Robinhood on his 3rd death anniversary observed at Lamjing Meira Ching formerly known as Awa Ching at Nongmaiching in Imphal East district.
Students, well wishers and members of civil society organizations paid floral tribute at the portrait of the student at the observance site where his last rite was performed.
Joint Committee on Inner Line Permit System (JCILPS) has been observing the day as Lamjing Meira Day or the Torch bearer day.
Sapam Robinhood , a student of Ananda Singh Higher Secondary School , died after he was hit by a rubber bullet while demonstrating a protest demanding implementation of Inner Line Permit System in the state on this day of 2015.
His sacrificed intensified the agitation for introduction of the ILPS in the state and the state government was forced to introduce three ILPS related Bill in August last day by convening a special session which again sparked another protest at Churachandpur.
Rituals related activities were performed. And those gathered to pay respect to the torch bearer once more recall the demand for introduction of ILPS Bill . Slogans calling people of the state to wake up and protect the indigenous people fill the air.
A memorial function was also observed at the Lamjing Meira Ching by the JCILPS. Convenor Arjun Telheiba, Former convenor Kh. Ratan, Advisor of IPSA Ibotombi Khuman among others attended the function as dignitaries.
Speakers of the function once more called on the government to introduce a Bill to protect the indigenous people of the state which have no differences among the various ethnic people of the state.