Imphal, July 23,
Government failure to listen to the demand of the students’ bodies of the state over the demand of Manipur University Students’ Union (MUSU) , large number of students today thronged to the state assembly when the session is underway. District administration had already imposed prohibition under CRPC 144 at 500 meters around the State Legislative Assembly. Similar prohibitions were also imposed from Khuyathong to DM College western gate and the DM college campus as well at some area of Chingmeirong.
Report reaching here said that large number of students first thronged at Thangmeiband college gate towards the Manipur Legislative Assembly amidst heavy security presences with barricades.
The students confronted the police team at the place. Around 8 students were injured. Sapam Rajesh a volunteer of MSF was reported critically injured at his leg in police action.
7 students marched towards the State Legislative Assembly and stand in the middle of the road and demanded their arrest. They were picked up by a police team and were force to get down at Khuyanthong which the students denied.
At Khuyathong at around 3.30 police fired various tear gas shells to disperse the protestors. Khoisnam Sanjoy who is the deputy secretary of the KSA was among the 8 students sustaining injury in the police action. Firing of tear gas failed to control the agitators. Till late in the evening the agitators pelted stones towards the police force.
Volunteers of SSUM, SWA and vendors women of Khwairambandh Keithel today thronged to the state assembly against the passing of the Liquor Prohibition Amendment Bill, Border Pillar Issue and justice for Khumukcham Sanjita Chanu. The protestors confronted the police as they approached the State Assembly. The students’ body SSUM have been demanding publication of the contents of the ILPS Bill before passing in the state assembly today.
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.
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