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Re: [BKARTS] 1.45 lakh books destroyed in state's worst act of vandalism]



From a friend in India:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/4443565.stm

Police say that a group of nearly 50 protesters
started the fire. They say they came from two groups.

The first is a regional group, Mayek Erol Evek
Loinasillon Apunba Lup (Meelal) - or the United Forum
for Safeguarding Manipuri Script and Language.

For several months it has been demanding the
introduction of Manipur's ancient Mayek script, and
the abolition of Bengali script that has been used for
the last three centuries to write the Meitei language.

The second organisation is a separatist rebel group,
Kangleipak Communist Party (KCP) which has called for
a week's strike in support of the Meelal's demands.



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