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9 people arrested for supporting ongoing agitation in state

Nine people have been arrested for their alleged support to the ongoing agitation launched by a social organisation Apunba Lup (AL).

india Updated: Sep 27, 2009 10:46 IST

Nine people have been arrested for their alleged support to the ongoing agitation launched by a social organisation Apunba Lup (AL).

Nine members of All Manipur United Clubs' Organisation (AMUCO) were yesterday arrested from their head office at Kwakeithel area here, officials said.

"AMUCO members have been rounded up for questioning in connection with the ongoing agitation by AL," a senior police official said.

AL has been demanding the resignation of Manipur Chief Minister O Ibobi Singh on moral grounds following the killing of a 23-year-old youth by police commandos in an alleged fake encounter on July 23. A pregnant woman, Rabina Devi, was also reportedly killed in the incident.

AL has since then been demanding dismissal of the commandos involved in the incident. The current agitation intensified when All Manipur Students Union also went on a indefinite class boycott campaign, an AL spokesman said.

Official reports said most of the educational institutions have stopped functioning their classes since the boycott of classes by the AMSU.

Another students' organisation, Manipur Students' Federation (MSF) has said it would impose a ban all private tutorial institutions also.

Official reports said AL activists have been burning effigies of Singh and senior police officials since past one month across the state.