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In demand to stop non-locals from contesting polls...Students try to storm Assembly, 1 hurt in stand off
Source: The Sangai Express

Imphal, July 27 2017: In pursuit of the demand for restricting non-locals from contesting in elections in the State and reserving eight Assembly Constituencies for indigenous people, a large number of students under Kangleipak Students' Association (KSA) tried to storm the State Assembly today at around 1.40 pm .

The eight Assembly Constituencies are Wangkhei, Kangpokpi, Jiribam, Thangmeiband, Sagolband, Sugnu, Bishnupur and Uripok .

The irate students were from EK Higher Secondary School, DAV Public School and Don Bosco Higher Secondary School .



In demand to stop non-locals from contesting polls...Students try to storm Assembly, 1 hurt in stand off
In demand to stop non-locals from contesting polls...Students try to storm Assembly, 1 hurt in stand off


They were stopped by security personnel at Sangakpham Bazar erupting in an altercation.

The students were able to march up to Chingmeirong police out post .

On the other hand, students of SDJM Higher Secondary School and KIDS Foundation, Ghari supporting the demand jointly staged a sit-in-protest .

The students also formed a human chain and shouted slogans in support of the demand .

Later in the evening at around 3.30 pm, students of Imphal College tried to stage a protest demonstration along Tiddim road .

They were prevented from doing so by security personnel.

In the process, an altercation broke out between the two sides in which a 19-year-old student got injured .

The student has been identified as Rakesh Hawaibam (BA 1st semester) of Nambol Awang Jiri Leikai.

He was admitted to JNIMS for treatment .

Later, the enraged students formed a human chain during which they chanted slogans in solidarity with the demand .

Students of the college expressed strong condemnation against the police brutality meted out to them during the protest demonstration .

Pressing the demand, students of Jiribam Higher Secondary School, Highway English School, Jiri Public School, Blooming Flower English School, Kasturba Girl High School under KSA Jiribam District Council also staged a protest demonstration at Jiri Bazar.


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