Manipur Peoples Party stage protest in Manipur

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Imphal (Manipur), Aug 22(ANI): Defying a ban regional Manipur Peoples Party (MPP) here on Saturday and staged a protest over the issue of killing of a pregnant woman and a suspected militant, allegedly by Manipur's police commandos.

Manipur has been witnessing a series of protests since the shootout on July 23, near the building of the State legislature in Imphal in which five others were also injured. The protestors also met Manipur Governor Gurbachan Jagat and demanded the sacking of Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh.

"We have taken a note of this situation very seriously and we have demanded a judicial inquiry. In order to facilitate the inquiry MPP demands the resignation of the Chief Minister of Manipur on moral grounds," O. Joy Singh, an MPP leader.

Protestors in the state are demanding stringent action against the police commandos allegedly involved in the shootout, which they termed as a 'fake encounter'. (ANI)

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