On Sunday, six women in Imphal were severely injured when the police force tried to disperse a group of people, who had gathered together to show protest against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill.
The injured women were immediately admitted to a hospital, reports the Imphal Police department. The women were showing protest at the Mother’s Market or Ima Keithel, where women are only traders.
The group of protestors had developed camps at the market to demand the scrapping of Citizenship Bill when they were fired with tear gas by the authorities, left six women badly injured.
Hundreds of women from the Mother’s Market have staged a sit-in protest in the main complex of the market from Saturday morning, refused to return home. The protestor women claim that they will continue showing protest at the market till Wednesday when it is likely that the Citizenship Bill would be taken up in the Rajya Sabha. However, the Lok Sabha has already passed the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill.
Periodic protests have also broken out in other northeast states, including Meghalaya and Assam.
Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma has claimed that his NPP (National People’s Party) will surely quit NDA government if the proposed legislation over Citizenship (Amendment) Bill is passed in Rajya Sabha.