Manipur: Mob torches CM programme venue

A mob in Manipur’s Churachandpur district Thursday vandalised and torched the venue of a programme to be attended by Chief Minister N Biren Singh on Friday.

Police at at New Lamka quickly swung into action and dispersed the mob, but not before the venue was damaged with hundreds of burning chairs.

The mob managed to partially torch the newly set-up open gym at PT Sports complex at New Lamka which Biren Singh was slated to inaugurate on Friday afternoon, police said.

The late night attack happened even as the Indigenous Tribe Leaders Forum called for a total Churachandpur shutdown from 8 am to 4 pm. The Forum claimed that despite repeated submission of memorandums to the government protesting an ongoing eviction drive to clear reserved forested areas of farmers and other tribal settlers, “the government has shown no sign of willingness or sincerity in addressing the plight of the people.”

Besides the inauguration of the open gym, Biren is also scheduled to attend another function organised by a local group at Sadbhavna Mandap.


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