Imphal defies curfew, wants CM’s resignation

  • PTI, Imphal
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  • Updated: Aug 09, 2009 23:15 IST

In continuing protests over the killing of a youth in an alleged fake encounter, hundreds of people on Sunday defied curfew and took out protest rallies in Manipur’s Imphal East and West districts, demanding the resignation of Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh over the July 23 incident.

Sit-ins and rallies were organised at Kongpal, Porompat, Sekmai and other areas to denounce the killing of Chungkham Sanjit even as indefinite curfew in force was relaxed for seven hours from 5 am to enable people buy essential commodities, official sources said.

Police mobile parties were patrolling round-the-clock and security personnel were deployed in strength in the state capital complex to prevent any untoward incident, they said.

Meanwhile, Apunba Lup, the social organisation spearheading the agitation, said it would intensify the protests to press the government to take mesures “to stop killing of civilians in fake encounters”.

 

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