Agitation in Manipur over ILP, salt adulteration

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.

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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