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Students' stir foiled in Manipur
August 25, 2004 17:13 IST
Students who had planned to hand over their textbooks to Manipur Chief Minister O Ibobi Singh and Governor S S Sidhu as part of the agitation to press for the removal of the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, 1958 were foiled on Wednesday
The state government declared closure of all educational institutions on Wednesday to prevent the students from carrying out their protest.
Security measures were tight with paramilitary forces standing guard before Raj Bhavan and the CM's bungalow.
On Tuesday the CM had appealed to the students to call of their plan.
Three student organisations -- the All Manipur Students Union, Manipur Students Federation and Democratic Students Association of Manipur -- had called the stir, which was also against 'brutal' police action on students during the agitation.
The outfits also appealed to students and teachers to lay flowers for student leader Pebam Chitaranjan who committed self-immolation on August 15 to press for the removal of the act.
The organisations also urged them to observe silence for two minutes at their respective institutions.
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