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3 injured in Manipur student-police clash

IANS  |  Imphal 

At least three persons, including a officer, were injured here on Friday in street clashes between students and over the controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Bill.

The students, members of six student bodies, took out a march condemning the passage of the Bill in the Lok sabha.

The bill, which seeks to grand Indian citizenship to six minority groups from Afghanistan, and Bangladesh, has met with stiff resistance across the northeast.

said that most students who took part in the demonstration broke through the police pickets and converged at the women's markets from different sides, all the while shouting slogans against the BJP in and the Modi

Hundreds of women vendors took to the streets in response to the students' call for protest.

Police said the demonstrators became unruly and several "mock bombs" were detonated. Some allegedly hurled bottles at the police.

O. Joyraj, a in district, was injured when a flying bottle hit him. Two students were injured in the police retaliation.

Manjit Sarangthem, of the All Students Union, said: "There will be more agitations in the coming days if the Bill is not withdrawn. People have very little faith in political parties in the state."

and some Ministers and BJP MLAs left for on Thursday to apprise about the escalating protests.



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First Published: Fri, January 11 2019. 19:40 IST