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Govt to introduce stringent law against economic blockade

by Huirem Naresh
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Manipur government is all set to introduce a stringent law to prevent bandh and economic blockade in the state.
Informing this to reporters, Deputy Chief Minister Gaikhangam said that economic blockade is violation of human rights and it’s undemocratic to impose blockade to meet a demand.
Highlighting the grievances during the ongoing economic blockade called by All Tribal Students’ Union Manipur (ATSUM), Gaikhangam, who is also the Home Minister said that imposing blockade is undemocratic and social bodies should opt other option than giving undue problems to people.
He also appealed the ATSUM to withdraw its ongoing economic blockade at national highways in the interest of the people.
In connection with the recently concluded ADC election, which was marred with violent incidents he admitted intervention of armed underground groups. With the help of underground groups some of the candidates of political parties have won the election and still they are in relation with armed group. Government is serious about the changing landscape in the political affairs in the state and will identify the candidates who have link with insurgent outfits, the Home Minister said.
He also informed that the oath taking ceremony of the successful candidates will be conducted soon.

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