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48 hours Chandel bandh begins: Naga/Kuki Chiefs Association ask if Chandel is excluded from Govt. Go to Hill initiative

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Chandel,Sept.26:  48 hours bandh called in Chandel district by the Naga and Kuki Chiefs Association of Chandel district has severely affected normal life in the district . The bandh was called by both the Kuki and Naga Chiefs Association and the job cards holders of the district over none-clearance of the wage under MG-NREGS for the year 2015-17.
Traffic movement along the Imphal Moreh route has been put to complete halt and the MST service which become very popular among the people of the Moreh town has also been suspended due to the bandh which began today.
As per report reaching here large number of people came out in the street and block all sort of vehicular movement at Chandel block, Machi Bloc, Tengnoupal Block, Moreh Block and Chakpikarong block. Bandh supporters force all shops in business centers at Chandel districts.
Due to the bandh government offices and private establishment witness deserted looks.   
President of Naga Chief Association,Chandel Ta.Rungwar question if the slogan of the Manipur Government Go to Hill does not include Chandel district.
“Is Chandel not a hill district”, Rungwar said.  
He further said that a memorandum demanding immediate clearance of the wages for the job cards holder has been submitted to the Chief Minister through the DC Chandel on 14 September. As the chief minister has fail to address the grievances the ciations of both the Kuki and Naga of Chandel was left with no choice but to call the 48 hours bandh. He also threaten severe form of agitation if the government continue to remain silent over the issue.
Chairman of the Maha Area Chief Association KL Stephen while speaking to media persons decried the government attitude of hijacking the labourer wage. He demanded immediate punishment of those who had misappropriated the fund released as wages for the labourer. He further appealed the government not to treat the Chiefs as a mere fool.
Under the MG-NREGS job card holders of the five blocks of the district were allowed to work for 17 days as first phase  in 2016-17. As per the order of the concern SDO SDC the job cards holders were engage in the works and all relevant document were submitted on time, he said.
However, the wages for the job cards holders who were engaged for the 17 days has not been cleared till today.

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