ATSUM warns to intensify blockade

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Blockade supporters checking a vehicle in Chandel district
Blockade supporters checking a vehicle in Chandel district

Chandel, June 28: Trade activities with Myanmar have been affected during the last six consecutive days due to the indefinite economic blockade called by the All Tribal Students`™ Union Manipur (ATSUM).

After the volunteers of the Students body enforced the economic blockade along the Impha l- Moreh section of National Highway 102, trade activities with the neighboring country came to grinding halt for the last 6 days.

Blockade supporters continue to pull down goods after checking vehicles plying along the Imphal – Moreh road in between Thamlapokpi and Bongjang Village.

And a generator set belonging to Moreh Government Higher Secondary School was also burnt down by the volunteers of the students`™ body after pulling it down from a vehicle today.

Speaking to the media persons, Valan Aimol, Social and Culture secretary of All Tribal Students`™ Union Manipur (Maun Tombing) said that the students`™ body also acknowledge the hardship faced by the people due to the economic blockade, but we were compelled to launch the blockade as the State government has failed to address our grievances even after submitting several memorandum and serving an ultimatum to fulfill our charter of demands, he added.

He further told that after enforcing the blockade for the last 6 days, the state government did not response positively till date. If the State government did not response positively at the earliest, the student body will intensify our agitation including total blockade/bandh in the near future, warned the students`™ leader.

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