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Manipur lawyers on Monday staged a sit-in protest in front of Imphal Cheirap court complex to condemn against the assault of a lawyer and vandalism by a mob inside the premises of a court complex in the State.

Some people belonging to Joint Action Committee (JAC) formed in connection with the murder of one man rushed into the Lamphel court complex and ransacked the property inside the court.

Apart from destroying property of the court, the agitators also allegedly attacked a lawyer inside the court.

The lawyers who took part in the protest demanded strict action against the agitators.

They also demanded the government to provide strong security in court complexes to prevent occurrence of such incidents.

They also urged the government to impose restrictions on public entry to courtrooms for their safety.

Over 10 people have been arrested in connection with the incident of vandalism.

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