Manipur: Curfew relaxation removed in valley districts ahead of 'Mothers Protest' rally
The Manipur government has removed the daily curfew relaxation in the five valley districts from 5 am to 6 pm and clamped full curfew in view of a rally on Wednesday (July 19).
The government’s decision comes after Kwairamband Ima Keithel Joint Coordinating Committee for Peace, which represents the womenfolk of the main market in Imphal town, appealed to all to make the “Mothers Protest” rally a roaring success.
The committee’s co-convenor, K Dhaneshori, urged all mothers in every locality to come out from their homes between 11 am and 1 pm and raise slogans demanding rejection of separate administration, implementation of NRC, and immediate convening of an emergency assembly session.
She also appealed to all to support the protest against the continuing violence in the state.
Security measures have been intensified in capital Imphal town as well.
Meanwhile, in an unrelated development, the police have detained 30 persons for their alleged involvement in the attack on IGP (Zone 2) K Kabib and his escort on Monday night (July 17) at Kwakeithel in Imphal West district during which his vehicle was torched.
(With inputs from agencies)