Imphal, Jan 24,
Wahengbam Leikai road stretch here in the heart of Imphal city bore a war like situation as police who were already present clashed with large number of students and Meira Paibis who thronged to the residence of Rajya Sabha MP Ksh Bhabananda, who is also the President of BJP, Manipur Pradesh.
At least five student protestors were injured in the police action.
The turmoil in the state continues because of the contentious CAB 2016. The students’ organizations and Ema Keithel Lups stormed at the residence of Rajya Sabha MP Ksh. Bhabananda at Wahengbam Leikai around 2pm.
Police personnel halt the protestors, and confrontation between the protestors and the security persons occurred. Police used smoke bombs and lathi charge to disperse the protestors
Some representatives of the protestors were later allowed to meet the MP inside his residence. Later Ksh Babhananda came out and meet the protestors and said that he will not do anything which is against the people of the state.
MP Bhabananda said that he understand the sentiment of the people and he will not go beyond the desire of the people. He further said that he and his party which formed the government will never be against the will of the people.
A tricky answer he made was that Chief Minister N. Biren Singh is working hard as per the desire of the people.
After meeting with the MP, President of AMSU Manjit Sarangthem said to the media persons that they have clearly made their remarks to the MP to stand firmly against the CAB 2016. He further said that MP Bhabananda assured them that he will stand on the interest of the people in the Rajya Sabha.
Manjit further urged the government both ruling and opposition to stand firmly against the bill. And added that the student bodies will further intensify the agitations until the said bill is withdrawn.
Six other groups including Socialist Students Union of Manipur, Manipur Students Association Delhi, All Manipur Muslim Students’ organization , Reformist Students’ front and All Meetei Pangal Students Union also submitted a memorandum to the RS MP demanding to make his stand public.
The five students body also demanded to give in writings on his stand regarding the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill , that was passed by the Lok Sabha.
Rinku Khumukcham, Editor of Imphal Times has more than 15+ years in the field of Journalism. A seasoned editor, was a former editor of ISTV News. He resides in Keishamthong Elangbam Leikai, with his wife and parents.
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