IMPHAL, 25 JUNE: Present titular king of Manipur and other residents of the palace compound here have been on a sit-in protest against Manipur government’s recent decision to acquire land in the palace compound to protect the palace complex, official sources said today.
King Leishemba Sanajaoba participated in the protest as he is staying in Manipur palace complex.
Sources said the government had decided to protect the palace complex as it was connected with the history of Manipur and a decision to this effect was taken during a Cabinet meeting on Saturday.
Appealing to the residents around the palace complex, official sources said it was good for all the people of Manipur to protect the complex to show the future generation the historical past of Manipur.
Official sources said a place for king Sanajaoba to stay would be arranged by the state government when the renovation and reconstruction of the palace begins. Official sources said the Cabinet decision was a "right one" to protect the historical past of Manipur. pti