DESAM to file PIL against bandhs


IMPHAL, Jul 22: Democratic Students’ Alliance of Manipur (DESAM) is set to file a PIL against those who impose bandhs in the State for their individual interest. This was stated by DESAM secretary general Nameirakpam Edison while addressing a press conference at their office today. He said that an organisation namely All Manipur Written Test Successful Candidates of Manipur Police Constable Male, 2013 had announced its decision to impose a State-wide bandh on July 24 although NIELET examination has been scheduled to be held on the day. Edison also appealed to the organisation to revoke the decision considering the career of the aspiring candidates.

He said that the examination would be held across the country including Manipur on July 24. As such, the examination cannot not be preponed or postponed for the State candidates in view of the bandh. Edison said that around 5000 candidates would appear in 10 different centres in the State. He further said that DESAM has been urging the public not to impose any bandh on petty issues which are of personal interest.

The students’ body had even conducted public discussion sessions from time to time on the impact and loss given by bandhs, he said. Edison further said DESAM had also staged demonstrations against frequent bandhs in the past. Saying that DESAM has been putting in efforts to make education a disturbance free zone, Edison said that education sector must be relaxed from every type of bandh. He also appealed to the State Government to draft an anti-bandh Bill or regulation before the situation worsens. Edison said that DESAM would file a PIL against the bandh culture prevailing in the State soon.


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