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Manipur govt for complete withdrawal AFSPA
August 24, 2004 16:00 IST
Manipur Chief Minister O Ibobi Singh on Tuesday said his government also now wants a complete withdrawal of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act from the state.
The government has withdrawn the Act from the Imphal municipal areas, but this has not satisfied a group of 32 organisations leading state-wide agitation seeking a complete withdrawal of AFSPA.
Singh said dishonouring of the national flag, misuse of educational institutions and the boycott of 'India-made' goods had compelled the government to detain protestors under the National Security Act.
Meanwhile, an indefinite curfew in Imphal and Greater Imphal areas was relaxed from 4 am to 9 pm on Tuesday.
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