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12 hour shut down on Thangmeiband area cripple normal lives around the area

IT News
Imphal Aug 8,

The 12th hour shut down in Thangmeiband area called by JAC against the death of Babysana has crippled the normal lives in and around the area. Shops were closed and the vehicular movement is very scarce.
Not only in Thangmeiband area but shops and other business establishment in and around Thangal Bazar area were also affected during the 12 hour total shut down.
Large number of protestors came out on the road in Thangmiband area and blocked it. The bandh supporter also burnt Tyres on the road to prevent vehicular movement.
The angry protestors also burnt the effigy of the founder and principal of Standarth Robarth, Landhoni at Khuyathong Polem Leikai. They shouted Landhoni the killer and also demand justice to Babysana.
The alleys of Thangmeiband were also blocked by placing poles on the road.
On the other hand state government also deployed huge number of police personnel around the Thangmeiband area to prevent any untoward incident. The police patrol in and every alley of Thangmeiband to control the protestors.
Several tear gas and smoke bombs were fired to disperse the protestors. 
Meanwhile hundreds of Churachand higher Secondary School students marched a protest rally against the death of Babysana. The students started marching from their school passing palace compound and Checkon. The marched was halted by police personnel at Minuthong bridge.
Confrontation between the police and students took place. Several tear gas were fired to dispersed the protestors injuring one student.
The students roared the streets demanding justice to Babysana.

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. Rinku can be contacted at [email protected] 

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