Imphal, June 04, 2023 (PPI-OT): Manipur, people from various places of the valley district have demanded removal of Assam Rifles. People say Assam Rifles are biased in performing their duties and they staged protests in many places of Manipur. Many men and women gather at the roadside in many places of valley areas to restrict the entry of Assam Rifles in their places by blocking roads.
A similar kind of roadblock protest was also carried out in the Khurkhul area under the Imphal West district. One of the protesters, Sapana, said that they had lost their trust in Assam Rifles. She said that the state government always claimed that peace was restored in Manipur but there was no stability in Khurkhul and its adjoining areas to date since the day tension erupted.
Meanwhile, the human chain was also formed in the Nongmeibung area under the Imphal East district.
It may be mentioned that there was an incident of a standoff between Manipur Police and Assam Rifles in front of Sugnu Police Station for the latter had reportedly parked their armour Caspers in front of Sugnu Police Station. This provoked Manipur Police and later a scuffle broke out between these forces
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