Protestors block Wangkhei Kongba road and form human chains demanding ILP in Manipur; wide spread protests held
Imphal, 14 May 2016 : People today blocked the Wangkhei-Kongba road and formed a human chain in support of the JCILP demand for Inner Line permit System in Manipur. Women vendors of Pureiromba Keithel at Wangkhei palace compound and people living around the market blocked Wangkhei Kongba road this afternoon around 1 and did not allow vehicular traffic on the road. Students of Pioneer Academy Palace Compound also took out a protest rally from the school till palace gate in support of the ILP agitation. The students and meira paibi members of the area formed a human chain on the road and shouted slogans.
Meanwhile members of Kongba-Thong Apunba Meira Paibi Lup held sit-in in support of the demand of the Joint Committee on Inner Line permit System (JCILPS). Women protestors blocked the road and staged sit-in at Kongba Bazar. Similar protests were also seen at Kongba Kshetri Leikai, Bamon Kampu Okram Leikai, Bamon Kampu Mayai Leikai, and Irilbung Thong. A large number of protestors demonstrated in these areas and formed human chains demanding implementation of ILP in the state. They also chanted slogans during the protest.
Students of Heritage Convent School, Uripok Yambem Leikai also staged a sit in support of JCILPS today. It may be recalled that the JCILPS Students Wing locked the Administrative Block of the school after the students refused to take part in the ILPS stir. The school authority appealed to the JCILPS to withdraw its stand against the school.
Minister Ratankumar urges college teachers to inculcate in students the habit of attending classes regularly
Imphal, 13 May 2016 ( Evening News) : Education Minister Dr. Kh. Ratankumar today urged the teacher fraternity to use different techniques in teaching to inculcate in the students the zeal of attending classes regularly. Speaking at the inauguration of Marjing Indoor Hall and Kombirei Women's Hostel of NG College, Lamphel, Minister Ratankumar stated that scrapping the special category status from the state has given adverse impact on the economy of the state. He said despite the fact, the state cabinet after much deliberation gave the green signal to regularise the part time college teachers. Minister also added that the govt is considering participation of teachers in the New Education Board to seek their suggestions and opinions. Teachers and students of the college and members of NG College Development Committee attended the event organised by the Committee.
Condition of Tarini worsens, people block Uripok Kangchup road demanding punishment for police personnel involved in the assault
Imphal, 11 May 2016 ( Evening News) : The condition of Tourangbam Tarini worsened today as her indefinite fast unto death entered the third day. A team of Imphal West Chief Medical Officer today monitored her health. Tourangbam Tarini from Uripok Gopalaji Leirak sustained injuries in a police crackdown during an ILPS protest rally on Monday. She began her fast unto death demanding punishment to the police personnel involved in the assault. Meanwhile, the residents of Uripok continue to block the Uripok-Kangchup Road in support of Tarini. The local people have been blocking the road since May 9. JAC formed in connection with the physical assault on Tarini said they will intensify their agitation if the govt fails to produce the accused police personnel and give punishment according to law of the land.
JAC All Manipur Under 5 Tonne Passenger Service vows to intensify agitation if govt fails to revoke the one time tax payment order by tomorrow
Imphal, 10 May 2016 : Escalation in the agitation of the Joint Administrative Council’s protest against the Transport Department’s “one time tax” looms large. Speaking at the a press meet held at the Joint Administrative Council’s office located at Rupmahal Tank, B.T. Road, Convenor L. Somorendo said that the drivers and the owners of the All Manipur under 5 tone passenger service vehicles won’t be able to pay the one time tax. He further added that if the Transport Department fails revoke the order by tomorrow, they would be compelled to return their licences and permits to the Transport Dept.
45 years old Tourangbam Tarini from Uripok Gopalaji Leirak begins indefinite fast unto death demanding implementation of Inner Line Permit System
Imphal, 09 May 2016 ( Evening News) :Tourangbam Tarini, 45 wife of T. Anil of Uripok Gopalji Leirak who was injured in the police action yesterday evening during the torch rally organised by JCILPS began fast unto death until ILPS is implemented in the state at Uripom Sobor Thingel Community Hall. Tarini yesterday tried to stop police from thrashing some youths during the rally. In return, police beat her up in which Tarini fractured her left wrist and thumb. Condemning the police action against a woman protestor, Tarini said she took the step demanding punishment of the police involved and immediate implementation of ILPS. Tarini also vowed not to take any treatment of the injury till her demands are met. Member of Uripok Apunba Meira Paibi Lup, Tourangbam Mangal Leima said thrashing of a woman by police is strongly condemnable and punishable. People of Uripok areas will extend all-out support for the implementation of ILPS in the state. Sources added that a meeting will be held between the JCILPS and the people of Uripok areas and take a decision on the incident.
A class ten student of Brighter Academy from Irong Khunou has been missing since the 2nd of this month
Imphal, 08 May 2016 : A class ten student has been missing since the 2nd of this month. Residents of Irong Khunou today held a meeting in connection with the missing of the boy. Md. Tariq Khan Yumkhaibam from Irong khunou under Mayang Imphal police station is a student of Brighter Academy, New Checkon and stays at Peace & Learning Hostel at Hatta Golapati. He left his home on May 2 for his hostel and is untraceable. A JAC against the missing of Md. Tariq Khan has been formed to trace the missing boy. JAC convenor Md. Junab Ali Cheshabam said the boy had Rs 5300 on him when he heft home. Yesterday the boy's family got a call from 9310652843 but the line was cut before they could speak. Today the family got a call from another number, 7421058285 and the caller asked them to hold a meeting. Junab Ali said the JAC is certain that the student had been abducted. He appealed to the Government to find the boy and to the abductors to release him unharmed. The JAC will submit a memorandum to the govt tomorrow.
42-hr public curfew hits life for the second consecutive day today in Manipur, no untoward incident reported
Imphal, 07 May 2016 ( Evening News): The 42-hour public curfew called by Joint Committee on Inner Line Permit System - JCILPS hit life for the second day today. Almost all the areas in Imphal city and its neighbourhood wore a deserted look as people continued to remain indoors during the public curfew. All the major business establishments, markets including Khwairamband Keithel, Thangal bazar and Paona Bazar, educational institutes and private offices remained closed. All the inter-state public transport services were suspended even on the second day of the curfew today. There is no report of untoward incidents till the filing of this report. The curfew will end at 6pm today. JCILPS yesterday had asked the people to form human chains and shout slogan demanding ILPS from 5pm to 6 pm today. It may be mentioned that JCILPS imposed public curfew from the midnight of May 5 demanding conversion of the 3 bills passed by the State Legislative Assembly to an Act.
Imphal, 06 May 2016 ( Evening News ) : JCILPS Convenor Khomdram Ratan has said the success of the public curfew shows that people are united in saving the indigenous people. Speaking to media persons he asked the people to form human chains from 5pm to 6pm tomorrow and shout slogans to save the indigenous people. He also appealed to the protestors not to obstruct media persons, hospital staff, electricity and water supply staffs, medical emergencies and events related to religion. Reacting against the statement made by newly appointed BJP Manipur Pradesh President that he is clueless about the issue, Ratan said the state BJP has a big responsibility on the ILP issue as there is BJP government in the centre. He thanked those political parties which are supporting the ILP issue.
Meanwhile, JCILPS women’s wing resolved to launch agitations. Speaking to media persons JCILPS Women's Wing convenor Thongam ongbi Apabi said meira rallies will be organised on the 8th of this month at 7pm and appealed to the people to take part in the rallies.