Manipur Election 2017: Students' association burns effigy of CM Okram Ibobi Singh

Imphal: Activists of Kangleipak Students Association on Thursday, demanding justice for extra-judicial killings in Manipur, burned effigies of Manipur Chief Minster Okram Ibobi Singh, Addl SP AK Jaljit and ex DGP Y Joykumark on Thursday.

Activists of Kangleipak Students Association. Agencies

Activists of Kangleipak Students Association. Agencies

The Kangleipak Students Association (KSA) is demanding the repeal of Afspa and justice for fake encounter cases, including the 23 July, 2009 case, in which a pregnant woman and a former PLA militant were killed in broad daylight.

The association also demanded that political parties and their candidates should give a commitment to the people that there would be no more fake encounter cases when they come to power.

On Wednesday, a group of irate student activists belonging to the association allegedly vandalised the state unit office of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) situated in the heart of Imphal city after being denied a meeting with BJP leaders.

A group of KSA members first gathered at the gate and demanded to meet BJP leaders but when they were told that none was present they went on the rampage, damaging furniture in the office and breaking the glass panes of its windows, BJP sources said.

The students left the place shouting slogans and the police were called in by BJP workers. Earlier, KSA members had reportedly tried to storm the Congress Bhavane but women office bearers of the party managed to handle the situation by placating the agitating students.

Police said investigation into the incident was on but none were arrested. Manipur goes to polls on 4 and 8 March.

 

 


Published Date: Mar 02, 2017 04:38 pm | Updated Date: Mar 03, 2017 03:42 pm