Naga student protest in Delhi over killing of four in Manipur
Several Naga students, including girls, protested here on Friday against killing of four persons in a firing by security personnel in Manipur, which turned violent prompting police to lob tear gas and use force.
New Delhi: Several Naga students, including
girls, protested here on Friday against killing of four persons in
a firing by security personnel in Manipur, which turned
violent prompting police to lob tear gas and use force.
The protest was staged near Manipur House on Sardar Patel
Marg this afternoon. The protesters resorted to stone-throwing
after which police lobbed teargas shells and used force to
"The Naga students damaged all the cars parked in the
bhavan and a glass door has also been broken. I was out when
the incident happened at around 5.30 in the evening," Manipur
Resident Commissioner Shambhu Singh said.
They also organised a protest march and assembled at the
Jantar Mantar where they raised slogans against the Manipur
government and state Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh.
A large number of Naga students from JNU and Delhi
University assembled to protest against the killing of four
persons in a standoff between a group of protesters and
security personnel at Mao Gate in Manipur yesterday.
The students also protested against Manipur governments
refusal to allow NSCN (I-M) leader T Muivah to visit his
ancestral village in the state.
"When police tried to disperse the protesters, they
resorted to stone pelting and rioting. Police then canned the
protesters and lobbed tear gas shells to bring the situation
under control," a senior police official said.
Four rounds of tear gas shells were lobbed. However, no
one was arrested.
"We demonstrated against the Manipur government at
Jantar Mantar. A number of Naga students joined the rally. We
also went inside the Manipur bhavan as a mark of protest,"
Naga student representative Limyao Shimray said.