Maoist general strike suspended

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IMPHAL, Feb 20: The banned Maoist Communist Party Manipur has in a press statement said that the Catholic Society decided to remove the moral education subject taught at five Catholic schools in Imphal starting from the session 2015. Following which the earlier announced general strike call on February 22 has been suspended.

`The missionary schools are trying to spread their religion, other private schools are trying to earn huge profit, Government schools are turning into looting grounds`, it said and added that the outfit will fight against such acts.

It further said that the outfit had given a deadline to the institutions and other private organizations, who had participated in the January 26, 2015 function, to apologise in front of the public. It warned the outfit will now take up further course of action as the deadline has crossed.

It may be mentioned here that the outfit had few days ago announced to call a general strike if the Catholic Schools in Imphal continue to teach `moral education`™ subject charging that the subject only teaches moral education based only in Christianity and aims at spreading the religion.

The outfit was also against the building of Churches inside the school campus and demanded for secular education policy.

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