Imphal, July 5,
The Thadou Students’ Association, Chandel & Tengnoupal Districts, has extended support to the Indefinite State wide bandh call by the Joint Student Bodies Viz TSA, SSPP, RNSO & LNKR-AMN from July 6 morning in protest against the State Government failure meet their demands for including tribal languages in the recruitment process for appointment of 409 Lecturers of Higher Secondary Schools by the Directorate of Education (S).
Mention may be made that, in the recent recruitment notification made by the above mention department excludes MIL tribal languages but surprisingly includes Manipuri in its notification. This act of repeated injustice to the tribal of the State is unbearable at all and so, the Thadou Students’ Association, Chandel & Tengnoupal District today announced to the general public of the state particularly of the Chandel & Tengnoupal districts that, TSA chandel & Tengnoupal will lend full support to the indefinite statewide Bandh call by the Joint Students Bodies.
Also, until and unless the government fulfil our the demands made by the Joint Student Bodies and an instruction comes from the Joint Student Bodies, this indefinite statewide Bandh will be place in the mention two districts by the TSA.
Therefore, it is our appeal to the general public to kindly cooperate and support the indefinite statewide bandh as it is a fight/protest for the tribals. Also, for any untoward consequences due to noncompliance of the indefinite bandh, TSA Chandel & Tengnoupal districts will not be held responsible.
William Gurumayum, Sub-Editor of Imphal Times is a resident of Sagolband Salam Leikai. He has been with Imphal Times since beginning. A avid adventure lover, writes mostly travelogue.
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