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Defying curfew protesters came out to streets to block roads in Greater Imphal

Defying the indefinite curfew clamped in Greater Imphal area agitators on Thursday came out to the streets to block roads even as the government has ordered temporarily closure of all educational institutes.



Imphal: Defying the indefinite curfew clamped in Greater Imphal area agitators on Thursday came out to the streets to block roads even as the government has ordered temporarily closure of all educational institutes.

Agitators came out to the street defying curfew and blocked roads by placing iron pipes and felled trees and burnt tyres as mark of protest but the situation was now under control, police said.

There was no report of any untoward incident from anywhere with CRPF personnel deployed over and above the state police personnel in and around Imphal to control the situation, the police said.

Indefinite curfew was clamped on Greater Imphal area area yesterday after a student was killed during a confrontation with the police over their demand for implementation of Inner Line Permit.

Meanwhile, the government of Manipur has issued orders to immediately close schools, higher educational institutions including colleges in Imphal area temporarily to control the law and order situation arising out of the Inner Line Permit (ILP) agitation and "unfortunate use of students as fronts for agitation".

Separate orders to this effect were issued yesterday by deputy secretary of higher and technical education and deputy secretary, education (school).

The Joint Committee on Inner line Permit System (JCILPS) has on the other and imposed a public curfew for five days from today on non-local people of the state, said its convenor-in-charge Khondram Ratan.

JCILPS is spearheading the agitation for introduction of a bill on ILP in the current session of the assembly and scrapping Manipur Regulation of Visitors Tenant and Migrant Workers Bill, 2015.

Sapam Robin Hood of government-run Anand Singh Higher Secondary School was hit on his face by tear gas shells lobbed by the police to quell a protest in support of the movement yesterday at Minuthong area in Imphal East district.

He was rushed to the hospital where the boy succumbed to his injuries.  

From Zee News

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