24-hour strike in Manipur to protest IGP's killing
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24-hour strike in Manipur to protest IGP's killing

Every household in home town district to observe black-out as mark of protest.

india Updated: Jan 05, 2006 14:14 IST

A 24-hour general strike has been called in Manipur by student organisations from Thursday midnight to protest the killing of Inspector General of Police (Intelligence) Tunglut Thangthuam by insurgents.

A public meeting would also be held in Churachandpur district, from where Thangthauam hailed, during the strike, the students organisations said in a joint statement here.

Condemning the killing of the IGP and his escort commander Khamkhan Jam in an ambush on Saturday, the statementalso said that every home in Churachandpur district would observe a black out as a mark of protest during the strike.

Representatives of the students organisations have also submitted a memorandum to Chief Minister O Ibobi Singh demanding a thorough probe into the killing of the police official.

The statement was signed by representatives of Kuki Students Organisation, Hmar Students Association, Paite Students Organisation, Vaiphei Students Organisation and Zomi Students Federation.

Earlier, banned Revolutionary People's Front (RPF), the political front of People's Liberation Army (PLA), had claimed that PLA activists had attacked the senior police official and other policemen travelling with him in Bishenpur district and killed him assuming that they were central forces.

First Published: Jan 05, 2006 14:14 IST