IMPHAL, June 22 - Close on the heels of the 10-day economic blockade in tribal areas along all highways, Manipur is going to face another round of State-wide bandhs from Thursday onwards.
The first 48-hour bandh, which will be effected from the intervening night of June 22 and 23, was called by the Joint Action Committee (JAC) against the �wanted tag� on former convenor of the Joint Committee on Inner Line Permit System (JCILPS), Khomdram Ratan. The committee also demanded implementation of Inner Line Permit System (ILPS) in State.
Addressing a press meet on Wednesday, the convenor of JAC, Th Subhachandra, said that the committee demanded withdrawal of the FIR filed against Ratan, besides fulfilling the demands of JCILPS, which include implementation of ILPS or a similar mechanism to control the influx of �outsiders�.
The Manipur Police had registered a case against Ratan and declared him a wanted with a reward of Rs 5 lakh for information about his whereabouts.
On the other hand, the JAC also called a 48-hour State-wide bandh from June 23 over the State Government�s alleged failure to fulfil their demands which include justice to the victims of April 7 incident.
It is worth mentioning that on April 7, three youths, identified as Md Farooque Khan, Md Saddam and Md Zamir were brutally beaten by a group of people on the charge of trying to steal a vehicle near a park at Mayang Imphal Yangbi.
Although, they were rushed to the RIMS hospital, Md Farooque Khan and Md Saddam succumbed to injuries at the hospital on April 7 night.
Meanwhile, the JCILPS, which is spearheading a public movement for the implementation of Inner Line Permit System or a similar regulation to control influx of �outsiders�, has announced another round of fresh agitations from June 23 onwards, according to a press release issued by Hayatur Rahman, assistant convenor of organisation affairs committee of the JCILPS.