Imphal, July 24,
The 24 hours Manipur bandh called by the JAC formed against the mysterious death of Babysana at her hostel room at Standard Robarth School Canchipur has severely affected normal life in Greater Imphal area.
The JAC had earlier announced to call the bandh on July 25 but after the publication of this newspaper a press statement issued in urgency announced Manipur bandh from 6 am today till 6 am tomorrow. Imphal Times had reported the earlier version of the JAC which confuses our readers in the hard copy edition however, in our web edition we have corrected the news report.
During the 24 hours bandh called by the JAC and supported by AMSU and various other clubs and organizations, Khwairambandh Keithel, Paona Keithel, Thangal Keithel remained closed. Vehicular movement in the streets of Imphal were very low in number and no commercial transport service were seen plying on the roads. Banks , private offices, schools and colleges remain close. Attendance in the Government offices were also very low.
At Thangmeibandh area bandh supporters came out in the road and stopped all short of vehicular movement.
The JAC has been demanding proper enquiry to the mysterious death of Ningthoujam Babysana, a student of Standard Robarth and found death in the hostel room of the school on July 18 and also punishment of all those involved to the death of the student.
Education Minister Radheshyam yesterday said that two suspects to the death of the students has been arrested however, the JAC demanded revelation of those arrested and speedy trial of them so that justice be delivered to Babysana.
Earlier, a student body SSUM had shut down the school expressing their anger over the death of the student. However, Manipur State Human Rights Commission (MHRC) instead of taking up Suo Motto case over the death of the student sent notice to the student body by taking up a case to closure of the school.
Chingkheinganba has been a journalist for more than 4+ years and is popular among the team for his reporting style. In his spare time, he teaches kids from his locality. He and his parents reside in Singjamei Chingamakha Kshetri Leikai . He holds a Masters Degree in Mass Communication from Manipur University. Chingkheinganba is available via email at [email protected]
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