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Curfew imposed in Imphal valley

Imphal: Curfew was imposed in the entire Imphal valley of violence-hit Manipur state in India.

According to Kashmir Media Service, the curfew was imposed on Thursday following violent protests for the release of five pro-liberation leaders of Manipur, who were arrested earlier this week on fake charges by the Indian forces.

Curfew was re-imposed after the Imphal valley witnessed protests who demanded the release of five men.

Over a dozen people were injured on Thursday when Indian forces used brute force and fired teargas shells on protesters when they were demanding the unconditional release of the five leaders.

However, Indian forces personnel, deployed at strategic positions, fired several rounds of teargas shells to disperse another crowd in the Imphal city.

A protester, identified as Bimola at Porompat said, “We were left with no option but to court arrest as the government failed to release the five village volunteers. If such village volunteers are arrested, who will protect the Meitei villages in the periphery of the hills and the valley.”

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