Jiribam district demand committee threatens economic blockade

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IMPHAL June 3: As a part of the continuing effort of various social organizations of Jiribam to press the state government to convert the Jiribam sub-division into a full fledged revenue district, the Jiribam branch of AMSU, MSF and DESAM, today, organized a peaceful protest rally starting from Jiribam higher secondary school at around 11. 30 am.

Around 400 students from Kalinagar high school, Kasturba high school, Jiribam higher secondary school and R.K. Sanatombi Vidyalaya high school, Jiribam participated in the said rally.

Later in the day, the Jiribam district demand committee had called a 30 hours general strike in Jiribam sub division which will be effective from the mid-night of June 6 till 6 am of June 8 as a response to the concerned authority`™s mute stand.

A press conference that was held at around 2.30 pm at the temporary office of the committee which is situated in the office of MSF, Jiribam branch also highlighted the further course of actions if the government continue to fail to act accordingly even after repeated demands. In this regard the convener of the committee, Mutum Meipaksana Mangang has appealed the general populace in the Jiribam area for their support till the demand of converting the sub-division into a district is materialized.

The committee further cautioned the state government that an economic blockade for 5 days starting from 7pm of June 11 till 7 pm of June 15 will be instituted on the Imphal Jiribam state highway as a further course of action, if the government fail to give any positive responses even after the stipulated time. The committee further appealed to all the vehicles plying on this highway to fully cooperate during the proposed economic blockade.

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