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Class IX student on fast-unto-death in Manipur for ILP

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Imphal: A ninth standard girl student is sitting on a fast-unto-death at Nambol Bazar area here demanding Inner Line Permit (ILP) system in the state, police said today.

Thounoujam Sanjib (14), the student of Bethel English School in Manipur’s Bishnupur district, begun her fast unto death this morning at Nambol Bazar area here demanding implementation of ILP in Manipur and action against security officer allegedly involved in killing of Sapam Robinhood in police action on July 8 last.

Five other students also started fast unto death this morning in front of Ananda Singh Higher Secondary School in Imphal East district as the police picked up the third batch of student hunger strikers from the same place.

Two more hunger strikers were also arrested by the police today from Takyel Kolom Leikai in Imphal West district but soon after four others begun their fast unto death at the same place.

In several areas in Manipur hunger strikes were going on demanding implementation of Inner Line Permit system in the state. Health condition of some hunger strikers have became serious, police said.