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General strike in Manipur

By Correspondent

IMPHAL, June 2 � Demanding termination of services of Assam Rifles personnel involved in the firing which led to the death of a women organization�s leader, a newly formed joint action committee (JAC) against the killing, resolved to call a general strike along the Imphal-Moreh sector of National Highway 102 from June 2 midnight. However the JAC did not mention the duration of the proposed strike.

On May 31 night around 9.50 pm, women leader M Ruisoting Aimol, wife of Babudhon, chief of the Aimol tribe-inhabited Aimol Tampak village in Aimol Numei Waar of Manipur, received bullet injuries in a firing by Assam Rifles personnel. She succumbed to her injuries the following day.

Strongly condemning the alleged inhuman act of the Assam Rifles against the people, the JAC said they will not claim the dead body until the culprits involved in the incident are handed over to the JAC. It also appealed to the government to take up measures to prevent such incidents.

Aimol Numei Waar president Ch Leena and secretary L Chonrepning claimed in a statement that the Assam Rifles personnel came in a white Maruti Gypsy and that empty cases of 5 AK rifles, single barrel bullets, four caps, half a bottle of whisky, two bottles of Diablo and some documents were recovered from the incident site.

Sources claimed that the May 31 incident took place when the troops of 20 Assam Rifles tried to take away one youth from Aimol Satu village to which the women of the village protested. The Assam Rifles personnel allegedly fired some rounds to control the situation during which the woman sustained injuries.

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General strike in Manipur

IMPHAL, June 2 � Demanding termination of services of Assam Rifles personnel involved in the firing which led to the death of a women organization�s leader, a newly formed joint action committee (JAC) against the killing, resolved to call a general strike along the Imphal-Moreh sector of National Highway 102 from June 2 midnight. However the JAC did not mention the duration of the proposed strike.

On May 31 night around 9.50 pm, women leader M Ruisoting Aimol, wife of Babudhon, chief of the Aimol tribe-inhabited Aimol Tampak village in Aimol Numei Waar of Manipur, received bullet injuries in a firing by Assam Rifles personnel. She succumbed to her injuries the following day.

Strongly condemning the alleged inhuman act of the Assam Rifles against the people, the JAC said they will not claim the dead body until the culprits involved in the incident are handed over to the JAC. It also appealed to the government to take up measures to prevent such incidents.

Aimol Numei Waar president Ch Leena and secretary L Chonrepning claimed in a statement that the Assam Rifles personnel came in a white Maruti Gypsy and that empty cases of 5 AK rifles, single barrel bullets, four caps, half a bottle of whisky, two bottles of Diablo and some documents were recovered from the incident site.

Sources claimed that the May 31 incident took place when the troops of 20 Assam Rifles tried to take away one youth from Aimol Satu village to which the women of the village protested. The Assam Rifles personnel allegedly fired some rounds to control the situation during which the woman sustained injuries.