Breaking News
Nagaland Post Logo
You are here:  Skip Navigation LinksHome » Show story
Miscreants burn down school in Manipur

Unknown miscreants set fire to the administrative block of RIMS Imphal on Friday night partially damaging important files and documents in Imphal. (EP)
Correspondent IMPHAL, SEPT 19:
Published on 20 Sep. 2009 12:02 AM IST
Print  Text Size

A government school in Thoubal district of Manipur was burnt down by suspected strike supporters Friday night around 11 pm, an hour ahead of the commencement of the 60-hour statewide general strike imposed by the Apunba Lup (AL) as part of its ongoing agitation seeking the resignation of chief minister, O Ibobi among others. Police related the arson with the ongoing class boycott stir called by two student bodies, All Manipur Students’ Union (AMSU) and Manipuri Students’ Federation (MSF). Defying the class boycott, teachers of the school had reportedly conducted class on Thursday last in response to the order of the state education commissioner. Volunteers of the striking bodies have reportedly warned the school authorities and students of defying the class boycott stir. In the arson, a common room and computer room of the school have been totally razed before the fire brigade and villagers rushed to put the fire under control. In another unrelated incident, miscreants also attempted to set fire at A-block of the Regional Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS), Imphal on Friday night at about 10.30 pm. Some important documents and files were partially damaged in the fire. Meanwhile, normal life in the state was paralyzed on Saturday owing to the general strike called by Apunba Lup as part of its ongoing agitation. Shops, business establishments and inter-district bus services were affected due to the strike. A late report stated that the Apunba Lup called off the general strike from Saturday afternoon responding to the appeal from various social organizations due to the festivities going on for Idul Fitr and Mera Chourel Houba festival of the Meeteis.

Comments:(0) Login or Register to post your Comment
(Available for registered users only)
More News
  • 1
  • 2