Judicial inquiry to probe student's death during ILPS movement

A judicial inquiry would be conducted to probe the death of a student during the agitation in Greater Imphal area for implementation of Inner Line Permit System, Manipur Deputy Chief Minister Gaikhangam said on Tuesday.

Imphal: A judicial inquiry would be conducted to probe the death of a student during the agitation in Greater Imphal area for implementation of Inner Line Permit System, Manipur Deputy Chief Minister Gaikhangam said on Tuesday.

The decision was taken at a meeting of Congress Legislative Party meeting last evening, Gaikhangam, who also holds the Home portfolio, told a news agency here.

Sapam Robinhood, a standard eleven student, was killed during the agitation on July 8 leading to the clamping of ongoing indefinite curfew in the area.

Gaikhangam said the CLP meeting also endorsed the decision of an all political party meeting to present a new bill on ILPS in Manipur Assembly within one month.

The all-party meeting, held on July 16 and chaired by Chief Minister O Ibobi Singh, had recommended the setting up of a draft committee to introduce a new ILP bill in Manipur Assembly within one month.

The deputy minister appealed to Joint Committee on Inner Line Permit System, which is spearheading the movement for the introduction of ILPS in the northeastern state to 'safeguard the interests of the indigenous people', civil society organisations and Joint Action Committee (JAC) to co-operate in the drafting of the new bill.

He also urged the people of the state to maintain peace and harmony in the state as the government had already assured to implement their demand for effective implementation of ILPS in Manipur.

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