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Manipur: Protest Over Wildlife Sanctuaries 'Encroaching' On Tribal Lands Turns Violent | India News

Manipur: Protest Over Wildlife Sanctuaries ‘Encroaching’ On Tribal Lands Turns Violent | Information

IMPHAL: Violent clashes broke out in Manipur’s Kangpokpi district when police tried to cease locals who organised a protest rally, alleging encroachment of tribal lands by reserved forests and wildlife sanctuaries. Defying prohibitory orders, individuals gathered in massive numbers close to Thomas in Kangpokpi city on Friday for the protest rally known as by completely different our bodies, together with the Indigenous Tribal Leaders’ Discussion board (ITLF), police mentioned.

Nonetheless, an altercation broke out as police tried to disperse the protesters, subsequently resulting in violent clashes.

At the least 5 protestors had been wounded as teargas shells had been lobbed, whereas a couple of police personnel additionally sustained accidents after being hit by stones, officers mentioned.

#WATCH | A number of protesters & members of safety forces in Kangpokpi district, Manipur injured as a protest rally turned violent. The incident of violence was reported.

Folks had been protesting over the alleged injustice of state govt towards land rights of tribal inhabitants.
— ANI (@ANI) March 11, 2023

The scenario was later introduced underneath management, they mentioned.

Chief Minister N Biren Singh mentioned the protesters had been difficult the constitutional provisions.

“They had been difficult the constitutional provisions… The individuals there have been encroaching reserved forests, protected forests and wildlife sanctuaries for poppy plantation and medicines enterprise. That is the rationale why the rally was organised,” he mentioned.

The protesters later submitted a memorandum to Governor Anusuiya Uikey by means of Kangpokpi deputy commissioner Kengoo Zuringla.

Prohibitory orders underneath part 144 of the CrPC had been imposed in Kangpokpi and Churachandpur districts on Thursday.

In the meantime, a number of organisations of the Naga neighborhood, together with the Maram Union, Mao Union and Rongmei Naga Council Manipur, mentioned that ITLF is a newly-formed physique and it doesn’t characterize the indigenous individuals of the state.