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Indefinite curfew imposed in four valley districts in Manipur

Monday, 24 December 2012 - 12:42pm IST | Agency: PTI
According to official sources an indefinite curfew has been imposed in four valley districts of Manipur from 11 am on Monday following large-scale violence.

Acoording to official sorces an indefinite curfew has been imposed in four valley districts of Manipur from 11 am on Monday following large-scale violence.

The violent agitation against the sexual assault on Manipuri actress Momoko, who has appeared in public demanding justice, coincided with the angry protests that have rocked national capital Delhi after a paramedical student was brutally gangraped and tortured last Sunday. Manipur Film Forum MFF had called for the indefinite strike to press for arrest of NSCN(IM) militant Livingstone Anal for allegedly publicly molested the actress during a musical concert in Chandel district on December 18.

As the news of Singh's death spread, violence spread to other parts of Manipur Valley including the capital complex, prompting police to reimpose curfew, which was withdrawn in the morning, for 16 hours from 2 pm in Imphal East and Imphal West districts.

Announcements on reimposition of curfew were made by the administration over the public address system cautioning people from venturing outside.




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