IMPHAL, August 24: With 14 more hunger strikers launching their hunger strikes in the State capital today demanding implementation of the Inner Line Permit System in the State, the total number of hunger strikers including those arrested by the police has reached 75.
At Chingmeirong, two young students launched their hunger strike at 5:30pm after their predecessors were picked up by the concern authorities.
The two are identified as class XII student of North Point higher Secondary School Lourembam Binita, 17, daughter of L Bhogen and class XII student of Manipur Public School Moirangthem Manju, 17, daughter of M Gonjen. Both are from Chingmeirong West.
Meanwhile, 33-year old Gurumayum Supermass son of G Basanta Sharma of Khongman Mangjil Mamang who was hit by a rubber bullet during a meira rally at Singjamei Bazar area on August 15 has also launched a hunger strike demanding the ILP in the State.
He has launched his strike at Oriental Club.
At Ananda Singh Higher Secondary School, five students came out to launch their hunger strike today.
They are identified as class XII student of Ananda Singh Higher Secondary Academy Oinam Malemnganba Meitei, 16, son of Oinam Kumar Meitei; class IX students of Laishram Mani Memorial English Academy Meiteileima Wahengbam, 13, daughter of W Bihari and Priyangka Thingbaijam 13, daughter of (L) Th Palhadha; class XII student of CC Higher Secondary School Loitongbam Suraj Singh, 16, son of L Homeshor Singh and class XII student of Lilong Higher Secondary School Karam Jemshan Meitei, 16, son of K Raben Meitei.
The concern authorities have also picked up B Puja Devi, 18, daughter of B Jadumani Sharma of Singjamei Wangma Torban Kshetri Leikai around 1pm today. She was picked up from her hunger strike venue at Singjamei Wangma Kshetri Leikai.
Today six volunteers of the DESAM launched their hunger strikes in front of the DESAM office, Keishampat.
The volunteers are identified as the student organisation`™s Wangoi unit secretary and BA 1st semester student of Manipur College Thongam Sarita Devi, 17, daughter of Th Tomba Singh; Kakching Khunou unit member Takhellembam Sanajaoba, 22, son of T Tomba; B.Sc 5th semester student of DM College of Science, Chingtham Thanil Singh 20, son of Ch Premchand; B Com 5th semester student of DM College of Commerce, Kshetrimayum Chitaranjan Singh, 20, son of Ksh Gobardhon Singh and Achom Elina Devi 22, daughter of Achom Dinamani.
The six started their strike following the arrest of nine volunteers who were on hunger strike.
While, Laimayum Krishnakumar Sharma 45, son of (L) L Madhop Sharma is continuing with his hunger strike at Thangmeiband THAU Ground opposite waiting shed since August 21.
Four other individuals had launched their hunger strikes at Takyel Kolom Leikai Waiting Shed since 1pm yesterday. They are identified as president KCL Yumkham Tokendrojit, 27, son of (L) Y Saratchandra; general secretary KCL Tongbram Bulgeria, 25, son of T Budhi; executive member KCL Thingbaijam Kenton, 21, son of Th Ithoi and executive member Wakongthem Sivachandra 24, Late W Subashchandra, all from Takyel Kolom Leikai.