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Manipur: women sit-in protest against death of Baby Sana

Normal business in the busy Khwairamband Keithel where women’s market complexes and other shopping outlets are located, was hit during the day.


Imphal

Women protesters staged sit-in demonstrations here in Imphal demanding justice for the schoolgirl Baby Sana who died under mysterious circumstances recently. The Class VII student was found dead in her school hostel on July 18 last.

Normal business in the busy Khwairamband Keithel where women’s market complexes and other shopping outlets are located, was hit during the day.

A sit-in demonstration was also held at Ima Keithel, the iconic women’s market, by women vendors in traditional mourning attire. Womenfolk of various localities including Thangmeiband, Nagamapal Kangjabi Leirak Machin, Soram Leirak, etc., staged similar demonstrations.

The women protesters also demanded unconditional release of some arrested functionaries of the Joint Action Committee (JAC) formed after the death of the girl student. Two general strikes were also called by the JAC in the recent past in protest against the incident.

Meanwhile, a minor confrontation occurred between students of Imphal College as they tried to stage a rally in connection with the protest for justice for Baby Sana. Police fired Tear gas to disperse the students.

The irate students retaliated by pelting stones towards the police. A journalist was injured after he was hit by a stones.

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