Imphal, Feb 7
With the beginning of the ‘On Road Mass Agitation’ from yesterday initiated by Manipur People against Citizenship Amendment bill 2016 (MANPAC) to protest for the withdrawal of Contentious CAB, today also protestors blocked one side of the NH2 highways in between Singjamei to Canchipur at various places. Similar protests were also staged at Uripok Kangchup road and also at Khuman Lampak ISBT road. Mayai lambi too was disrupted as protestors sit in the middle of the road and also at Takyel Kolom leikai.
The police were in a state of dilemma in controlling the protestors. Protestors confront with the police who were blocking the National Highway No.2 (Indo-Burma road) just behind Kakwa police Station.
To disperse the protestors protesting in the Highway police throw tear gas shells. One woman identified as Mayengbam Kripa (40 years) wife of Sharat from Kakwa Laiphrakpam Leikai fainted and was rushed to a nearby hospital.
While vesting the protest at Kakwa Ex. MLA O. Joy spoke to media person that he condemned the atrocities of the Manipur Police department in handling the democratic protestors by throwing tear gas shells. He also condemned the state government for their irresponsible nature.
Even though the police tried to control the situation to unblock the highway, still protestors at various places continue to block the road.
The protest were done at Singjamei Keithel, Kakwa Keithel, Kakwa Naorem Leikai and Kakwa Narsingh for the area of National Highway No.2
Speaking to media persons Ninghtouja Lancha said that MANPAC will intensify the protest until the bill is withdrawn and will even dishonour National symbols.
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