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15 protesters injured

IMPHAL, AUG. 1. At least 15 persons, including women, were injured and 40 students arrested as protesters demanding the withdrawal of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act in Manipur intensified their "mass court arrest programme" today.

Police burst teargas shells at Khurai here as hundreds of people attempted to court arrest by defying prohibitory orders in protest against the Act and the killing of Thangjam Manorama in detention. At least 40 students of Manipur University were arrested when they launched a sit-in demonstration demanding the withdrawal of the Act and against police action on students recently at Singjamei.

— PTI

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