Tension runs high among the people of Thoubal area after bandh supporters assaulted a person and use humiliating language to many individuals who were on their way to attend Shardha ceremony by bandh supporters at Moijing Lamkhai. A JAC formed against the assault and use of abusive humiliating words staged a protest and demanded apology from the locals of Moijing.
Locals of the Moijing and bandh supporters along with the members of the JAC held a meeting at the office of the SP Thoubal and the Moijing local leaders including Maoulubi assured not to let such thing happen in future. The 48 hours bandh called against the eviction of the 73 houses at Kshetri bengoon Mamang Ching was called by AMUCOC and other civil society organisations from July 3 but suspended following agreement with the government in 24 hour. It was announced that essential services including the ritual related activities were exempted. The JAC were protesting for assault of a person who was on his way to attend a ritual ceremony of his friend.
William Gurumayum, Sub-Editor of Imphal Times is a resident of Sagolband Salam Leikai. He has been with Imphal Times since beginning. A avid adventure lover, writes mostly travelogue.