Imphal, Jan 23: The nine ASHA workers who were arrested by the state police in connection with the protest at Khuman Lampak on the launching day of the Chief Minister gi Hakshel Tengbang (CMHT) were produced before the court today.
The police first brought the nine arrested workers at Cheirap Court complex however had to take them at Lamphel CJM Court as large number of ASHA workers gherao in front of the court. The ASHA workers shouted slogans demanding immediate release of the nine arrested ASHA workers without any conditions.
Till the filling of this report (4 pm) the ASHA workers were in the court and large number of ASHA were waiting for the verdict.
Meanwhile, some of the ASHA workers who came at Manipur Press Club at around 2 pm while talking to this reporter said that they will stop all works assigned to them as a mark of protest.
Premita, an ASHA worker said that yesterday’s protest was prompted by the organisers of the inaugural function. She said they were ordered to attend the function and treated like commodities. She said they were not even mention by the Chief Minister or the Health Minister while delivering their speech when others like nursing student were praised. She said unless the 9 ASHAs are released unconditionally they will stop performing their work.