IMPHAL, May 28: The Wangjing Tentha united body of local clubs has today announced that the Mela held at Wangjing Kodompokpi Sports Ground should be forced down in case the organisers fail to function according to the rules and regulation of Mela permit issued by the deputy commissioner of the district.
Speaking at a press conference held at the Wangjing Laikol Community Hall, Ch Suranjoy the joint secretary of the SOCDEC, claimed that the organisers have violated the time schedule mentioned in the permit and that there is no rule inside the venue.
He claimed that there are various stalls of gambling, which is in clear violation of the rules and regulations.
He further continued that the locals had since 2008 decided to ban non-sports activities at the ground, which had been informed to the then DC RK Dinesh Singh urging him to restrict permission of any kind of entertainment or amusement on the playground.
During such a development, the Foundation for Healthy People, Wangjing was granted permission to organise the Mela inside the ground, he said.
Suranjoy continued that the local clubs had urged the DC to cancel the permit or to shift the venue to another suitable location.
Following the appeal, the DC had shortened the number of days and time schedule from May 24 to 30 between 1.30pm to 6pm, he said.
However, in stark contrast, the organisers have continued the mela upto midnight, he alleged and added for which the locals have also made the necessary complaints to the DC and SP of the district.