VDF association calls 24-hr general strike

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IMPHAL, April 13: The All Manipur VDF Welfare Association has imposed a 24-hour general strike with effect from midnight of April 14 against the against the government`™s ignorance to its demands.

In a press release, the association also threatened to impose an economic blockade along the Natonal Highways if the government fails to fulfill its demands before April 15.

Religious processions, media and emergency services will be exempted from the purview of the strike, it said.

The release appealed to all shop owners to shut down their shops during the strike and government employees not to go to work during the strike.

The government should bear take responsibility if any untoward arises during the strike, it cautioned.

Meanwhile, the All Manipur VDF Guardian Association has decided to endorse the general strike imposed by the VDF personnel in pursuit of their demands.

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