Delhi April 04: In a press release from its media coordinator Hem Chandra Brahma, NEFIS has strongly condemned Imphal Municipal Corporation’s recent cleanliness drive under which women street vendors were being prevented to sell vegetables on the footpath.
It said “While the Imphal Municipal Corporation seems to be very worried about the cleanliness of streets it is least worried about the women street vendors and their families. Women Street vendors come from poor and marginalized section of society and they are the source of income for their children. Such class biased drives run by IMC are going to do serious damage to the families of street vendors”.
NEFIS is a Delhi based organisation for building solidarity among the peoples/nationalities of the ‘North-East’ and beyond.
The statement further urged Imphal Municipal Corporation to immediately stop their inhuman action actions the poor street vendors, if not NEFIS will use democratic means to wage struggle against the oppressive measures.