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Tension grips Hapta: Displaced locals and supporters slams AMUCOC office bearers

IT News
Imphal, July 5,

Large number of locals from Kshetri Bengoon  area in Imphal East district along with the members of the families whose houses has been dismantled on the recent eviction drive today slammed the office bearers of the AMUCOC – the Muslim organisation over its failure to turn up during a meeting which they convened at 11 am today.
Report reaching here said that the large number of people from the Kshetri Bengoon area came and gathered at the Office of the AMUCOC opposite to Public Hospital at Hapta Golapti at 11 am as per scheduled for a meeting.
Till 2pm today morning none of the office bearers of the AMUCOC turned up and following that some of the locals started shouting why they failed to turn up even though they have convene the meeting. Some from among them shouted the AMUCOC member to answer on why the bandh has been postponed without giving any proper explanation and some started shouting them as looters . Asked the members of the committee to tell how much money had been offered by the Chief Minister to call of the bandh.

As the large number of people started shouting the situation turns hostile as some of them even started vandalising parts of the office building of AMUCOC. Traffic in front of the AMUCOC office at Hapta had been put to halt for hours .
Police team who rushed the site however put the situation under control.   
Mention may be made that the AMUCOC had called general strike for disparity attitude of the government over the eviction of the structures . The body question on why only the Kshtri Bengoon area where arounf 70 houses had been settled were demolished when houses constructed at other reserved land of the government are left untouched.
The Muslim organisation also stated why the demolition had been conducted before arranging any alternatives of those staying the region as it was a known fact that the people whose houses had been demolished will be left with no places to stay.
Earlier, CM had called on the AMUCOC and held a meeting at his office complex following which the AMUOC called off the bandh.

William Gurumayum

William Gurumayum, Sub-Editor of Imphal Times is a resident of Sagolband Salam Leikai. He has been with Imphal Times since beginning. He also looks after the website and application of Imphal Times. An avid adventure lover, writes mostly travelogue.

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