Night curfew in Manipur dusts amid violence

Impala: The situation in the trouble-torn Churachandpur district in Manipur remained tense on Saturday, with miscreants setting afire a government building.

The district administration imposed a night curfew from Saturday in the mountainous district, where the agitators also set ablaze an open gym, chairs and damaged other materials on Thursday night. Police said that since Friday night, some incidents of violence have also been reported in the tribal-dominated Kangpokpi and Tengnoupal districts.

Night curfew in Manipur,
Night curfew in Manipur

The incidents of violence were triggered after the tribal launched fresh protests against the state government’s action against the illegal poppy cultivators and destroying poppy fields in the forest land, especially in the reserve and protected forests in the hilly areas.

Director General of Manipur Police P.

Dongle and senior officials on Saturday visited Churachandpur district and reviewed the situation. Police said that some agitators set afire the office building of the Forest Range Officer in the Tubing area around Friday mid- night, and several fire tenders were pressed in- to service to douse the flames. Churachandpur district administration on Saturday imposed the night curfew for an indefinite period from 5 p.m. to 5 a.m.

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