Internet jammed, Section 144 imposed in Manipur

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Internet services have been banned in Manipur and section 144 have been imposed in view of the protests against the situation arising out of intense protest launched by various Civil Society Organisations against the controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016 in both Imphal East and West of Manipur on Tuesday.

Incidents of violence have made gathered headlines in Manipur as fresh protests broke out against Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016 that is to be tabled in Rajya Sabha on Tuesday. The Citizenship Amendment Bill, 2016 was listed for business today at Rajya Sabha and Government in all likelihood would try to pass it by tomorrow while the Congress will lead a strong opposition to it. Tomorrow is the last day for the Rajya Sabha.

Earlier on Monday, more than hundred women vendors from the Ima Market in Manipur staged protest against the Central government’s move to pass the much debated Citizenship (Amendment) Bill in Rajya Sabha.
Police also resort to lathi-charge to disperse the protesters. More than ten women were injured during the incident and taken to a nearby hospital for treatment.

Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh, Pema Khandu and Manipur’s Chief Minister N Biren Singh have voiced their opposition against the  bill and urged Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh to ensure it was not passed in Rajya Sabha.

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