IMPHAL, May 9 (NNN): All Manipur Tribal Union (AMTU) has endorsed the Zeliangrong Students` Union, Manipur (ZSUM)`s effort to speed up the construction of Barak bridge between Dikiuram and Katang in Tamenglong district.
However, AMTU urged the Zeliangrong students` body to rather opt for legal angle instead of the economic blockade.
The AMTU urged the ZSUM to pursue their demand for the progress of the construction of the bridge over Barak river between Dikiuram and Katang in Tamenglong district through legal means instead of its proposed “economic blockade” as it will adversely affect the common people economically while affecting the government to a lesser degree.
The AMTU also appealed to the concerned department of Manipur government, through a press note jointly issued by its general secretary and co-ordinator, Tamenglong zone, to take necessary action on the matter instead of waiting for the proposed economic blockade by ZSUM along National Highway 37 (53).
The press note stated that AMTU endorsed the indisputable claim by ZSUM for suitable and convincing progress of the Bailey bridge over Barak river between Dikiuram and Katang in Tamenglong district.
The work order for the construction of the Bailey bridge was issued in 2006 by P.W.D. to the contractor, and denying of such essential basic amenities to the tribal people of Tamenglong is violation of human rights and against constitutional rights, added the note.
In the interest of the general public, AMTU stated that the concerned department must take necessary action on the matter instead of waiting for the proposed economic blockade by ZSUM. AMTU also appealed to the ZSUM to pursue the matter through legal angle instead of an economic blockade which will hit the common public economically while the government is less affected.