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Manipur CPI workers hurt in police action

By Sobhapati Samom

IMPHAL, June 20 � More than a dozen workers of CPI Manipur State Council were injured in police action when they tried to storm the on-going Manipur Assembly session here today. Meanwhile protesting the incident, cpi State Unit has called a 12 hour dawn to dusk strike tomorrow.

One M Sanahanbi has been admitted to RIMS hospital after he sustained serious injury on his legs, sources said.

The incident happened when police prevented State CPI Secretary Dr Moirangthem Nara-led CPI workers numbering around 1,000 from marching towards the new Assembly complex from the party office at Irabot Bhavan here this afternoon.

The protestors were dispersed by firing tear gas shells and riot control bombs by police when the former started to shout slogans. Many protestors were hurt while some were picked up and detained during the police action.

The CPI State unit is demanding immediate removal of Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA), implementation of Inner Line Permit system to save indigenous population in the State, rooting out drug trafficking, unconditional dialogue between the government and the armed groups operating in the State to bring an amicable solution, establishment of National Highway Protection Force besides amending law to stop bandhs and blockades on highways, stop to privatisation of health and power sectors, establishment of a �fast track court to deal with cases of crimes against women and provide 35 kgs of rice at Rs 2 per kg to every family, etc.

Dr M Nara alleged, �Practically there is no governance in the State. Though the Centre releases required funds, the State Government is not giving monthly honourarium to old age pensioners, anganwadi workers besides other muster roll and part time and casual workers of the State Government departments.�

Earlier, the district council of the CPI organised a sit-in demonstration as part of their �June struggle".

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Manipur CPI workers hurt in police action

IMPHAL, June 20 � More than a dozen workers of CPI Manipur State Council were injured in police action when they tried to storm the on-going Manipur Assembly session here today. Meanwhile protesting the incident, cpi State Unit has called a 12 hour dawn to dusk strike tomorrow.

One M Sanahanbi has been admitted to RIMS hospital after he sustained serious injury on his legs, sources said.

The incident happened when police prevented State CPI Secretary Dr Moirangthem Nara-led CPI workers numbering around 1,000 from marching towards the new Assembly complex from the party office at Irabot Bhavan here this afternoon.

The protestors were dispersed by firing tear gas shells and riot control bombs by police when the former started to shout slogans. Many protestors were hurt while some were picked up and detained during the police action.

The CPI State unit is demanding immediate removal of Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA), implementation of Inner Line Permit system to save indigenous population in the State, rooting out drug trafficking, unconditional dialogue between the government and the armed groups operating in the State to bring an amicable solution, establishment of National Highway Protection Force besides amending law to stop bandhs and blockades on highways, stop to privatisation of health and power sectors, establishment of a �fast track court to deal with cases of crimes against women and provide 35 kgs of rice at Rs 2 per kg to every family, etc.

Dr M Nara alleged, �Practically there is no governance in the State. Though the Centre releases required funds, the State Government is not giving monthly honourarium to old age pensioners, anganwadi workers besides other muster roll and part time and casual workers of the State Government departments.�

Earlier, the district council of the CPI organised a sit-in demonstration as part of their �June struggle".

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