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Babysana’s death case: 19 hour bandh paralyses the state; police clash bandh supporters; 10 agitator began mass court arrest agitation

IT News
Imphal Aug 9,

The 19 hour bandh called by JAC formed in connection with the mysterious dead of Babysana has put the valley areas of the state into a standstill.
School, college and university were all closed. Government institutions witness deserted look, banks and all economic activities were halted for the day. Passenger vehicles including buses, auto, wingers and private vehicles stay of the road. Inter state and inter district vehicles stay off the road supporting the bandh called demanding justice for Ningthoujam Babysana.
The bandh hit almost all district headquarters in the valley region of Manipur. In Imphal almost all Shops in and around Thangal keithel, Paona keithel were also closed.
Roads were blocked at several places in all valley districts. Bandh supporters burnt tyres in the middle of the road, placed poles to prevent passerby.
 While controlling the bandh supporter police resorted lathi charge and fire several round of tear gas shells. At least three lady protestors identified as Hijam Usharani W/O H.Dhanachandra, Nongmaithem Sunita W/O N.samananda, and Okram Santi W/O O.Pakpa all from Thangmeiband Hijam Diwan leikai sustained ijury in the police action.
Meanwhile, Ten members of the Thangmeiband United Club (TUC) including the convenor of the JAC formed against the mysterious death of Ningthoujam Babysana , Thingnam Chittaranjan Singh and General Secretary of TUC Heishnam Phoren today began the mass court arrest agitation. Police team picked them but whether they are officially arrested or not has not been confirmed as of now.
Talking to media persons the JAC convenor said that they have started mass court arrest agitation from today and it is expected that the people of the state will come forward to support the agitation demanding justice of N. Babysana who was found death with rope tied on her neck in a suspicious circumstances. The mass court arrest began today after the police team arrested and remanded JAC Convenor Pratap and TUC member Joy for 14 days.
Meanwhile Sit-in-protests were staged  at various places. At some places human chain were formed to protest the delay in delivering justice to Babysana.  Human chain supporting the bandh were formed  at Khurai along the Imphal-Ukhrul and Imphal-Pangei road.
At some places of Uripok, Thangmeiband, Namdulong, Keibi etc. bandh supporters turns hostiles.

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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