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Anti CAB protest intensifies; normalcy severely disrupted

IT News

Imphal Feb 11

The whole state was paralysed due to the mass protest organised by Anti CAB protestors’ bodies - People’s Alliance Manipur (PAM) and Manipur Peoples’ Against CAB (MANPAC). The streets wore a deserted look except for the protestors who blocked the roads. Shops were all shut, banks were closed and all private as well as government institutions were paralysed.  The protestors didn’t allow any vehicular movements except for health, religious ceremonies and other essential services.

Protest rallies against the CAB were also organised by the Langthabal Khoupum cultural Club and Langthabal Khoupum woman Society.

And also several sit-in- protest were also staged at every nook and corner of the state as a protest to withdraw the bill from Rajya Sabha.

Even though Police forces forcefully dispersed the protestors of the Ima Keithel who even stay at night to protest against the Bill with tear gas shells and mock bombs injuring six women yesterday, the women folks still continue to stage protest at the Ima Keithel today.

Speaking to the media persons while protesting President of Khwairamband Nupi keithel Semgat Sagat lup Mayanglambam Ongbi Radhesana said that the government should not trigger the third Nupi Lal and added that they were all set for the next Nupi Lal if the government continues to be irresponsible. Speaking angrily she strongly condemned the atrocities of the police forces hurling smoke bombs firing tear gas shells to the democratic protest held by the women folks at Ima Keithel leading to the injury of six protestors.

She also strongly condemned the irresponsibility of the government especially the Chief minister and also other MPs representing the state for being a mute spectator when the state burns for the fear of the CA bill which will be have a huge impact on the indigenous people of the state and the north east.  She added that even the Chief Minister will not be an indigenous in a few years if the CA Bill is passed and becomes an act.

She added that their protest also includes for welfare of the state forces too as they will also be surely affected if the said bill is passed and becomes an act.

Rinku Khumukcham

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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