Manipur IMPHAL, July 16: A Manipuri film documentary on Loktak and its people by Kanglei Movies World was released today at the BJP Office, Nityaipat Chuthek. The film was produced by Oinam Samananda Meitei.
Film producer Samananda said that the state and central governments are pouring in huge amount of money in the name of saving Loktak but development of Loktak is going the other way round like burning of huts which dislocate the fishermen’s livelihood.
He added that the state govt has also declared to abolish all the huts from Loktak lake which make fishermen shift and has to start their livelihood from scratch. This documentary film highlights the troubles faced by the fishermen of the Loktak Lake.
BJP vice president S Ibohal Singh said that on November 2011 the huts on Loktak Lake were burnt with the Govt. order.
He added that burning of fishermen’s huts is like dragging the lives of fishermen to death.
He further said that on this issue women took out a rally which was stopped by the Moirang police without the presence of women police.
He said that the ruling government is corrupted in implementing funds for the development of Loktak Lake.