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ILPS agitation: Fast-unto-death begins, police excess decried

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Imphal, May 9: A woman Meira paibi who was allegedly assaulted mercilessly by a male police officer at around 10 pm yesterday evening at Uripok Sorbon Thingel, in Imphal West area has begun fast-unto-death protest after the incident. The woman identified as Tourangbam Ongbi Tarini Devi (aged about 45) wife of T Anilkumar was allegedly assaulted inhumanly by a police officer for enquiring about the arrest of 3 youths from the area who were staging protest for implementation of ILPS. The Police officer was also alleged to have used unparliamentarily words to the woman meira paibi besides assaulting her. She sustained minor injury at her head and her left hand was fractured in the police action. 
The matter was taken up to the notice of the local MLA however, local MLA Nandakumar allegedly stay away from the plea of the Meira paibi.
Condemning the police excess as well as the response of MLA Nandakumar, Meira Paibi groups from Uripok area today convened a meeting at Uripok Sorbon Thingel Community Hall. The meeting demanded immediate action against the police officer who had assaulted the woman meira paibi. Further the Meira paibi of the area also demanded immediate clarification from MLA Nandakumar for his silence and non-responsiveness to the grievances of the people of the locality.
On the other hand, showing solidarity to the demand of the JCILPS and Tarini Devi who began fast unto death protest demanding Inner Line permit system, the Meira Paibi meeting also resolved to make no U- turn to the protest being spearheaded by the JCILPS.
AT IMPHAL EAST, a team of JCILPS women wing led by its convenor Kh Apibi Devi today throng to the office of the Deputy Commissioner shouting slogans demanding implemention of ILPS in the state.
Over 30 women volunteers the protest which marched from Khurai area. As soon as the women protestors reached the DC Imphal East office slogans  demanding ILPS were shouted. They were not given any hindrance by any police personnel. Later, after shouting slogans in front of the DC office the women activist return back.

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