JCILPS calls 24-hour state-wide bandh

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IMPHAL, September 9: The Joint Committee on Inner Line Permit System (JCILPS) has called a 24-hours state-wide general strike starting today midnight.

This was announced in a press meet by the convenor of JCILPS who further condemned the actions of additional SP Yengkhom Victoria of the Imphal West District Traffic Police on Monday demanding her suspension from the government.

The JCILPS also took out a mass rally demanding additional SP Yengkhom Victoria’s suspension starting from Khwairamband Keithel. However, police used smoke bombs to disperse the rally in front of the Kangla Western gate.

Further demanding that the 14 members who were arrested yesterday should be released unconditionally, the convener stated that Addl. SP Victoria acted beyond her jurisdiction when she along with her Manipur Police commando escorts barged into the JCILPS office at Nongmeibung and forcibly arrested some of its members while they were holding discussions about the scheduled meeting with the CM and the all political parties’ committee.

The reason behind her irrational behavior can be explained by the alleged thrashing that her brother Y Devson, the proprietor and managing director of M/s Tashi Interiors, received at the hands of members of the students’ wing of JCILPS, the JCILPS convenor added.

Stressing that members of JCILPS were deliberating to bring a solution to the ILP issue once and for all in the State by holding talks with the government, he accused Addl. SP Victoria of trying to divert the issue by going beyond her jurisdiction for the sake of her brother who was allegedly thrashed by members of both the JCILPS and its students’ wing.

Besides, going against the tide of public sentiment, her brother is providing shelter to many non-locals without verified documents in his residence which she and her brother should be ashamed of, he said, adding that it will be useless to hold talks for implementing ILPS in the State and the despite best efforts of the government, the ILP issue cannot be solved if people like her and her brother continue to behave as if they are above the interests of the people of the State.

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