IMPHAL, May 26: With worsening law and order situation across the State capital after the Joint Committee on Inner Line Permit System (JCILPS) launched a series of renewed protests demanding the State Govt to press the Central leaders for conversion of the three Bills passed last year into Acts, security measures have been beefed up at important and strategic locations including schools and colleges. Police pickets were seen at many schools and colleges across the capital. With recent incidents of JCILPS members storming political party offices, a large number of police barricades, manned by police personnel including women police were seen in front of Congress Bhavan located at BT Road and BJP Manipur Pradesh office at Nityaipat Chuthek, Keishampat to avert any untoward incidents.
A police officer on anonymity told The Sangai Express that security personnel were mobilized to prevent any untoward incident which might erupt at any moment. It may be mentioned that the Student Wing of JCILPS announced its decision to launch a series of protests if the Chief Minister and all political parties fail to press the Union Govt by May 27 for conversion of the three Bills passed by the State Govt last year into Acts in order to save the indigenous people of Manipur. At this critical juncture when any form of protest or agitation can erupt any moment, beefing up security measures can be the best option to avert any collateral damage to public and private property, the officer added.
Mobile police vehicles were also seen at different strategic locations across Imphal city. Police barricades and regular police patrol were also put in place at different locations where frequent protests erupted in the past.