Save Thoubal River: Sit in Protest Held at Five Locations

Written By: / Wednesday, 14 February 2018 17:16

Thoubal,Feb.14: The Thoubal River Conservation Committee, an apex body of more than 35 different organisations and clubs located at both sides of Thoubal river, namely Yairipok, Wangkhem, Phoudel, Kshetileikai, Haokha, Kiyam, Okram, Leishangthem, Thoubal Circle etc, continue its movement for clean Thoubal river.
Today, five different sit in protest were organised at Thoubal Moijing, Thoudam Leishangthem, Keibung, Ningombam and Thoubal Achouba.
Mankind Service Foundation Moijing, Youth Development organization Thoudam, Keibung welfare Association, Social Welfare Association Thoubal Achouba, Meira Paibis along with locals staged a sin-in at there areas while
Bharat Swabhiman Trust & Patanjali Yoga Samiti Thoubal Ningombam Branch, Thoubal Nongkhangkhong branch, Thoubal Maiyai Leirak branch and local people staged another sit in protest at Ningombam.
The protesters stated that Thoubal river has been rapidly getting polluted and the locals are unable to utilize the river water for the last many years.
There is a greater probability that the grave situation of the river can cause several health hazards to the people residing on both sides of Thoubal river, they added.
They further stated that one of the probable reason of the river pollution could be the presence of sand quarries and stone quarries along the streams and along the banks of the river which use heavy machineries like JCBs, tractors and trucks etc.
The committee, along with the local people, will continue to launch different forms of agitation at various areas of Thoubal if the plights and grievances of the people remain neglected.
Displayed placards as today sit in Protest “Our River Our Life”, “Our Thoubal River is Dying Let’s Revive Our Thoubal River” and “Save Thoubal River”.

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Maheshwar Gurumayum

Maheshwar Gurumayum

Maheshwar Gurumayum, Sub-Editor of Imphal Times is a resident of Sagolband Salam Leikai. He has been with Imphal Times since 2013. An avid adventure lover, writes mostly travelogue. He can be contacted at [email protected]

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