Imphal, July 28: Students of various schools here in Imphal clashed with police at various places including Keishampat, Uripok and Khwairambandh keithel area while staging protest for withdrawal of the FIR lodged against them. Chief Minister N. Biren Singh had yesterday clarified that the FIR was lodged not for arrest of students but to enquire over the matter. the students has been protesting against the transfer of their school teachers. At around 11 today morning large number of students staged a sit-in-protest in front of Ibotonsana Higher Secondary School blocking half way at the Uripok Kangchup road. Police team which rushed the site drive out the student and pushed them inside their school campus. A confrontation between the students and the police team took place for a while but the police team finally drive them inside the school campus. Later in the afternoon large number of students also staged protest demonstration at Keishampat Junction. Police team which tried to prevent them from marching toward the Raj Bhavan side had to confront the group of students. Police reportedly resorted lathi charge to dispersed the agiatating students but some says police were simply controlling them using barricade at the keishampat bridge. At Khwairamband Keithel too large number of students staged a protest demonstration demanding withdrawal of the FIR.
Students continue protest over lodging of FIR; clash with police at many places