General strike affects normal life; no untoward incident reported

Manipur ILP Demand: Women agitators blocking a road.
Manipur ILP Demand: Women agitators blocking a road.

IMPHAL, July 14: The 14-hour state-wide general strike called by the Joint Committee on Inner Line Permit System brought the State to a complete halt today.

Bandh supporters came on the streets and demonstrated at various places as shops and other business establishments remained shut-off for the day and vehicles including passenger services remained off the roads.

Meanwhile as part of the movement demanding implementation of the ILPS in the State, sit in protests were witnessed in various localities in the State capital including at Luwangsangbam, Lairikyengbam Leikai, Khurai Sajor Laikai, Thoidringjam Leikai, Yaiskul Police Lane, Soibam Leikai, Wangkhei, Palace Compound, Mahabali Kabui Khul, Naharup Mayai Leikai, Singjamei Chingam Leikai, Lilong, Sagolband area etc.

Protestors`™ and bandh supporters also burn effigies of Chief Minister and other MLAs demanding dismissal of the police personnel involved in the death of student Sapam Robinhood.

Road blocks were also witnessed at Thangmeiband road, Khuman Lampak Bus Terminus, Lairikyengbam Leikai, Khurai Ahongei, Soibam Leikai, Nongmeibung, Heirangoi thong etc

Agitators remained on the streets enforcing the 14 hour general strike.

Streets in the State capital wore deserted looks.

Meanwhile, demands were made to punished the involved police personnel in the killing of Sapam Robinhood and to implement the ILPS at the earliest.

However, there were no reports of any untoward incidents till the filing of this report.

Meanwhile, the Kakhulong Women Society also organized a meira rally starting from Khakhulong which continued till Paona Bazaar and ended in front of the Usha Hall.

Later the women folk gathered and condoled Sapam Robinhood and his bereaved family. The women folk also prayed for his soul to remain rest in peace.

The women demonstrators also lit candles in the formation of ILP at Kakhulong main gate.


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