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Students-police clash in Mizoram

By The Assam Tribune

AIZAWL, Jan 21 - At least eight persons were injured in a clash between agitating students and policemen in front of the office of the Persons with Disabilities (PwD) Commissioner B Sairengpuii this afternoon.

Aizawl SP Lalhuliana Fanai said the students, who were protesting against the appointment of Sairengpuii as PwD Commissioner, were trying to enter the office and the police had to use lathis and resorted to tear gas to disperse them.

Police said eight persons, including six policemen, were injured in the clash.

Mizo Students� Union, Aizawl City College Joint Students Union and Mizoram Blind Society have been protesting against the appointment and extension of service of Sairengpuii as the PwD Commissioner. They alleged that Sairengpuii, retired State service officer and younger sister of CM Lal Thanhawla�s wife Lal Riliani, was appointed as PwD Commissioner though she did not have the qualification. � PTI

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