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No let up in ILPS protest: rally, sit-in-protest, fast-unto-death protest continues

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Imphal, July 26: Student agitators demanding ILPS and lifting of wanted tag to JCILPS former convenor Kh Ratan today confronted at various places.
At around 11 am large number of students in school uniform confronted the police team after they were prevented from staging rally in between Konung Mamang to Sanjenthong area.
Police personnel who were already on alert at the area, thwart the students of CC higher Seconday School from moving towards Raj Bhawan and the chief minister’s bungalow area where they were detained at Sanjenthong Bridge.
Students raised slogans and marched on the road disrupting traffic flow. Police resorted to firing tear gas shells as the students did not pay attention to requests to clear the road.
Students of three schools, CC Higher Secondary School, TG Higher Secondary School and Ananda Singh Higher Secondary School took out the procession demanding immediate implementation of the ILPS in the state and withdrawal of Wanted tag on Kh Ratan. Police fired tear gas canisters and resorted to baton charging. Some students sustained injuries during the police firing of tear gas canisters and lathi charge.
Police also manage to whisk away several other students only to be released far away.
Police are patrolling the trouble prone areas to maintain law and order.
There have been demands from many circles to re-implement the Inner Line permit saying that the number of non-locals coming to settle in Manipur is increasing.
At around 3 pm, large numbers of student of Johnstone Higher Secondary School also marches towards Keishampat and stage a silent protest on the road seeking implementation of the Inner Line Permit System.
Meanwhile, a team of Bashikhong Primary Health Center, Imphal East evacuated three students namely Irom Jotinkumar of Liberal College, Thokchom Leonardo of CC Higher Secondary School and Ningthoujam Linthoi of Lamlong Higher Secondary School who were undertaking fast unto death protest at Singjamei Kshetri Leikai yesterday around 10 pm after their health condition deteriorated but they somehow manage to escape from JNIMS hospital where they have been put up for treatment and return to the protest site at around 10:30 am today unfortunately they were prevented from taking further protest by the local club members and meira paibis due to their health condition.
Another two students namely Rohen Khaidem (14) s/o Rome Khaidem of Kwakeithel Akham Leikai, studying at Manipur Public School in Class IX and Rickey Thingujam (16) s/o Th Doren of Singjamei Wangma Kshetri Leikai, studying at Ananda Singh Higher Secondary School in Class X have volunteered to continue the fast-unto-death protest since morning 9 am, today.
 On the other hand, thre students namely Preety, Miranda of class IX and Anandi of Class X of Ibotonsana Girls Higher Seconday School were hospitalised at JNIMS as their health deteriorated at around 2:30 pm today.

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