Newmai News Network
IMPHAL, July 19: Kuki State Demand Committee has called an 18-hour statewide bandh in Manipur from midnight of July 21 in an attempt to put pressure on the government in its continuing demand for a separate “Kuki State” within India.
The Kuki State Demand Committee resolved to call all Manipur bandh from midnight of July 21 to 6 pm of July 22 in its demand for “Kuki Land” for a separate “Kuki State” under the Constitution of India, said the committee’s information and publicity secretary L H Hmar.
The committee said that the bandh has also been called to show solidarity and support for the rights of village chiefs which have been deprived by the state government.
While appealing all associations to observe and respect the 18-hour bandh, essential services like medical, schools and colleges, press and electricity have been exempted from the purview of the bandh.