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ILP stir resumes; student protestors clash police at Keishampat junction

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Imphal, Nov 19: Students resumed their agitation today after the given dateline for the implementation of ILP system in the state expired yesterday – protestors clashed with police personnel at Keishampat junction and Nityapat Chuthek.

As the deadline expired yesterday large number of students today throng towards the Chief Minister’s bungalow at around 11 am today morning from Keishampat side. The student protestors in school uniform were intervened by a team of police at Nityapat Chuthek near Raj Bhavan. However, the students penetrated the police guard and reached till Nupilal Complex however they were stopped by another team of state force. The enraged students blocked both side of the roads of Nityaipat Chuthek and created traffic congestion for a while. Later the police forced the students to move back towards Keishampat. The students went hostile, while intervening with police personnel they pelted stones. To control the agitation the police fired many rounds of tear gas shell and even blank fired two to three rounds of AK 47 gun. Later the students got scattered at different places. One of the students identified as Soibam Brojeshor (17), s/o. S. Brojen of Bishempur Ngaikhong Siphai sustained serious injury in Police action.

Student Wing of the Joint committee on inner line permit system had given an ultimatum to the government to implement ILP or a similar act/ordinance by 18th Nov. Since there was not any implementation of such acts, the students had today protested a mass rally starting from Keishampat toward Chief Minister’s Bungalow. Interestingly the Chief Minister was attending the inaugural function of Old Thumbuthong Bridge at the time.

At around 02.00 pm a team of police raided at the office of DESAM, Keishampat and broke some chairs, water filter and other equipments available at the office. The students alleged that they were beaten severely by the police personnel.


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