Imphal, March 7,
Schedule Tribe Demand Committee Manipur calls 30 hours general strike on the 6 valley districts of Manipur denouncing the government over failure to sent recommendation for the inclusion of Meetei/Meitei on schedule tribe list.
Speaking to the media persons Co-convener of coordinating body of STDCM, L.Romesh Meetei said that due to the resolution taken on the 3rd of March during the gigantic rally to call general strike on the Valley if the government fails to send required recommendation to the central government by the 6th of March.
He further said that the general strike will begin from 6 am of March 9 and conclude by the midnight of March 10. He added that all the construction works regarding railway line will be ceased.
Romesh further appealed to shut all business activities including street vendors and other offices at all the valley area. Transporters are also appealed to support the demand by stopping service during the general strike.
He also warned serious consequences if any state function or state examination are organised during the general strike.
Romesh further clarified that all essential services, media persons and other religious activities will not be cover during the 30 hour general strike. He also added that candidates of central examination will also be exempted during the strike.
Finally he also appealed the people of the state irrespective of their communities to support the movement.
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