“Ukhrul suffering under 144 CrPC”

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IMPHAL, August 22: The imposition of CrPC 144 for 40 days in Ukhrul has created a fear psychosis in Ukhrul and the public wants its removal at the earliest.

This was stated by members of various civil organisations while interacting with media today at the Ukhrul District head quarter.

Representatives of Tangkhul Shanaolong, Tangkhul Naga long and village chief association were present during the interaction.

A media team along with members of United NGOs Mission Manipur went to assess the situation at Ukhrul today.

SC Ringleiwo president of Tangkhul Shanaolong said that after the unfortunate incident of the killing of an ADC member of Ukhrul, the State government has imposed 144 CrPC in Ukhrul area with deployment of State forces like IRB and commandoes.

He continued that the deployment of police has affected the civilians.

She further said that the main impact has been on students. The students have loss the rhythm of studies and classes. We want immediate normalcy in Ukhrul, and why is this imposition till today, whereas the killing took place 22 km away from Ukhrul on July 12, she asked.

A village chief maintained that imposition of 144 CrPC has given mental torture to public. He asked why there is need for additional forces in Ukhrul, which has AR, MR and State police already.

LM Abe of Tangkhul Nagalong said if the situation in Ukhrul continues, chaos could erupt, and at that time the government will not be able to control the situation.

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