Agitation in Manipur over ILP, salt adulteration

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Imphal May 28 (IANS) : The agitation over the Inner Line Permit (ILP) continued here on Saturday as hundreds of students held a protest march in Imphal East district.

While the police didn’t intervene, the students formed a human chain and shouted slogans.

Meanwhile, a group of women continued their relay hunger strike over this issue. They have been demanding the release of students who were arrested during their anti-migrant agitation.

In a separate incident, the Kangleipak Students’ Association (KSA) demanded the release of five activists who were arrested on Friday after they allegedly paraded two traders accusing them of adulterating a popular iodised salt.

These activists reportedly caught traders D. Pradhan and Rakesh Kumar who were allegedly adulterating the salt. The traders were later paraded before mediapersons.

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However, the police arrested the activists instead and registered a case against them.

KSA secretary Angoutomba Khuman said the matter can snowball into a major controversy if the activists are not released.

“The government will be held responsible for the consequences,” Khuman said.



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