General strike over New Lambulane killings begins

Imphal, Jul 13: The JAC which was formed in connection with the killing of a LMS law college student along with a football player from New Lambulane by the combined forces of 115 Bn BSF and Imphal east commandos last Friday along the Tinsid road has launched an indefinite state-wide general strike from 6 pm this evening following the failure of the state government to give a positive response to their demands by this afternoon as per the JAC deadline.

In the meantime, around 250 residents of New Lambulane staged a sit-in protest at New Lambulane from 10 am till 4 pm today in support of the JAC action on the killing of the LMS student identified as Thangtinsei Kipgen, 29, and football player Limnenbert alias Bertneo Hangsing, 23, both residents of New Lambulane.

Local MLA and state FCS minister Y Irabot also participated in the dharna today and made stated that the state government would definitely find out the reality behind the incident and the government would not spare any of the concerned police commandos if they were found guilty.

The local public during the sit-in protest displayed placards condemning the incident and calling for punishment for the security personnel involved.

It may be mentioned that in strong condemnation of the killings a JAC was formed yesterday which submitted a charter of demands to the chief minister demanding a judicial enquiry into the incident, immediate suspension of the involved personnel.

The JAC after its inability to meet the chief minister yesterday because of his tight official schedule finally met the chief minister this evening around 5.30 pm over their charter of demands. However, the matter could not be resolved this evening at the meeting resulting in the announcement of the general strike from 6 pm this evening.

Essential services including education, electricity, health and water supply have been exempted from the purview of the general strike as announced earlier by the JAC.



About Zou Sangnaupang Pawlpi Delhi

Zou Students' Association Delhi Branch
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