Manipur Maoist calls general strike from December 21

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IMPHAL, December 14: Unless food grains are provided to the people under the Public Distribution System (Food Security Act) under the Food and Civil Supplies bby December 20, the Maoist Communist Party, Manipur is all set to announce a 12 hour general strike on November 21.

Conveying it in a press release, the Manipur Maoist mentioned that December-January used to be a prosperous time in the past. Now there is no such prosperity, it observed.

It is also observed that distributions of PDS items are not witnessed in the hill districts of Ukhrul, Tamenglong, Churchandpur, Sadar Hills, Chandel and Senapati.

Further mentioning in this regard, it is further said that the distribution of PDS items was done in the past few months due the pressure from the people, but it has been stopped now as the pressures withers. The Manipur Maoist is now ready to take it up along with pressuring for the provision of health care at minimum rate at the health institutes including RIMS, it said.

The general strike will be called off if the said condition is fulfilled before the deadline but in case the condition is not fulfilled, then the general strike must be imposed at any cost, it warned.

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