IMPHAL, September 1: Several vehicles have been stranded at Tengnoupal due to bandh along the Imphal – Moreh road on National Highway-102 imposed by the Joint Tribal Student`s Organizations of the State against the introduction and passing of the three bills in the special session of the Manipur Legislative Assembly on August 28 and 31 respectively.
More than 100 passengers and goods carrying vehicles coming from Moreh have been stranded at Tengnoupal Police Station since morning. And vehicles coming from Imphal could not proceed beyond Saivom Village as bandh supporters blocked the highway at Saivom and Tengnoupal Village.
Speaking to media persons, Daniel Mate, president of KSO Tengnoupal Block said that the bandh was enforced indefinitely in continuation of the 12 hours hill districts bandh called by the All Tribal Students ` Union Manipur, All Naga Students `™ Association Manipur ( ANSAM ) and Kuki Students `™ Organisation against the introduction and passing of the Protection of Manipur Peoples Bill 2015, the Manipur Land Revenue & Land Reforms (Seventh Amendment) Bill 2015 and the Manipur Shops & Establishments (Second Amendment) Bill 2015 by the State government in the special session of the Assembly.
Appealing to all concerned not to paint communal tint towards the agitation of the joint tribal students `™ bodies, the student`s leader pledged that the students`™ bodies will protect and uphold the rights of the tribal at any cost.