Jiribam students begin NH-37 bandh, trucks damaged

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JIRIBAM, July 6 (JNN): As announced earlier, the Jiribam units of four student bodies namely AMSU, MSF, DESAM and KSA have imposed a bandh on the Imphal-Jiribam Highway against the State government’s failure to turn into action its assurance to fill up the vacant posts for teachers in the sub-division.

The step had been taken up after their earlier step of locking government offices and schools since June 25, 2014 failed to propel the government into action, the student bodies had said.

Suspected bandh supporters stoned at security escorted vehicles carrying commodities for the construction of the rail line, damaging around 12 Tata trucks.

The incident occurred around 9.3am at Hilghat Sorok Atingbi and Kamranga.

The security escorted vehicles included mostly Bolero jeeps and Tata trucks.

Meanwhile, the Barak Circle Development Demand Committee has announced support to the agitation of the student bodies.

BCDDC general secretay, Vanlalhriet Hmar said the committee fully support the movement of the four student bodies.

In support of the movement, schools and offices in the Barak Circle have also been closed down, he said while elaborating on the lack of building structures for schools from lower to higher secondary levels.

He further talked on the need for teachers in the area.

 

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