Sit-in, memo press for ILPS implementation

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IMPHAL, August 16: Joining in the mass movement for introduction of Inner Line Permit System in the State to protect the indigenous people from the incessant entry of outsiders, the ILPS Demand Committee Heirangoithong (SCW Area) organized a sit-in-protest cum public meeting at Heirangoithong on August 15.

The protestors including women folk also formed a human chain during which slogans such as `Implement ILPS in Manipur`™, `Resign Chief Minister on moral ground`™, `Long live Manipur`™ etc were shouted.

Later, they marched towards the residence of MLA of Singjamei Constituency Irengbam Hemochandra who is also the PHED Minister at Chingamakha to submit a memorandum to press the collective demand for ILPS implementation.

However, police stopped them at Chingamakha Meisnam Leirak. There, a confrontation erupted between them.

Though the protestors managed to march further, they were again blocked at Kha Imphal Bridge. Later, six representatives of the committee were permitted to enter the residence of the MLA to hand over their memorandum.

The memorandum demanded inclusion of the five points adopted during a public convention in the proposed draft bill to safeguard the indigenous people.

After the end of the rally, the protestors burnt effigies of MLA Hemochandra and Karam Shyam in the middle of the road. They also chanted slogans demanding implementation of ILPS without further delay.

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