Kudos to Pradip Phanjoubam, Editor IFP, Prof. Amar Yumnan, MU and Dr Akoijam Bimol, JNU for their bold initiative. The recent drive by the Electricity Department is a welcome step which has been long overdue.
However, while listening to the news discussion at 7:35 am on 25 January broadcast by AIR, Imphal it appeared that many of us are ignorant of the contents of Manipur Electricity Act 2003. The guest at the discussion seems to have the impression that holding up of individuals at lock-ups was too harsh. Other individuals too seem to have similar views.
Well, if the said act empowers the authority to take up such steps, let the law take its own course. It would be in the interest of the general public if IFP publishes a summary of the said act, especially the part dealing with Offences and Penalty.