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Public curfew cripples normalcy in Manipur

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Imphal, July 30: The 24 hours state-wide Public curfew called by JCILPS against the state government and excessive action of police personnel at Singjamiei Thongkhong on July 29 in connection with a public meeting which was scheduled to be held for demanding the implementation of Inner Line Permit System in Manipur and removal of wanted tag on former JCILPS convenor Khomdram Ratan.
Starting since early morning, locals of different areas blocked roads at various places by placing woods, logs, planks and tree branches in the middle of the roads.
The road stretch of Singjamei-Kongba, Mayai Lambi, Tiddim line, Khurai Lamlong and various places of the state were blocked by local clubs and meira paibis.
During the public curfew, business establishments, Khwairamband Keithel, Thangal Keithel remained closed. All the inter-district transport services were suspended. Educational and government institutions were also closed.  State security personnel were also deployed at various locations to prevent any untoward incident during the timing of protest. No untoward incidents were occurred at the time of filing this report. Meanwhile, security personnel deployed at Imphal East and Singjamei area are on alert to maintain the order of CrPC 144 act which has been implemented by Magistrate, Imphal East District in connection to the protest staged by various students at Singjamei Thongkhong demanding implementation of ILPS in the State and withdrawal of wanted tag on former JCILPS convenor Kh Ratan immediately without any conditions.

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