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Several injured during Manipur protest

Imphal, April 22: Several persons were injured on Saturday after the police fired tear gas shells in Imphal East district to control the crowd protesting against a decision of the state government to shift a hospital from Sagolmang to another constituency.
The Police on Saturday raided several houses in Khundrakpam area and arrested two activists S. Inao and Laishram Bijen from their houses for spearheading agitations against the shifting of the hospital to Keirao.
“Congress member T. Lokeshor was elected from the Khundrakpam constituency. For political reasons the BJP government tried to shift the hospital to Keirao where BJP member L. Rameshower was elected,” said an activist.
Chief Minister N. Biren Singh and Health Minister L. Jayentakumar maintain that there is a land dispute due to which the hospital cannot be constructed in Sagolmang, the activist added.
However, activists say that there is no such dispute. (IANS)

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