IMPHAL, February 4: The All Manipur United Club Organisation has extended its support to the Tengnoupal villagers, even as the 12 hour long bandh called by the United Committee Manipur in support of the Imphal-Moreh highway bandh affected normal life in the State today.
The AMUCO has urged the State government to bring a solution without delay, failing which it has warned to intensify the agitation against the government with the help of civil bodies and the people. Speaking to the media at a press briefing at its office today, AMUCO president Dr Mani Khuman said the civil body has remained silent till date because it was awaiting positive actions from the state government but no possible steps has been taken up. The civil body has decided to support the bandh in future also, he added.
The inhumane harassment in the name of security checking without exceptions to aged people, pregnant women, sick people by 24 AR to passengers has continued for many years back, he said, adding the government has never realized that it`™s only going to lose from these incessant troubles along the Imphal-Moreh road in the long run.
Stressing that the inhumane torture given by the Assam Rifles to the normal people in the name of security checks must stop at the earliest, he said various kinds of highly sophisticated machines can be utilised for detecting any suspicious objects without manually checking the passengers of each passing vehicle in the present era.
However, he said, the AR is unfortunately avoiding the use of these instruments and harassing the people by compelling them to unload and load the heavy goods on every occasion.
He also demanded the removal of the 24 AR and warned to launch strong agitations if the government didn`™t remove them.