Imphal, April 5
The proscribed United National Liberation Front (UNLF) has appeal all private banks and money lenders of the state to exempt interests from the debtors during this war against the COVID-!9.
A press communiqué issued by M. Sak-hen, Director, Department of Publicity, UNLF mentioned that, the people of the state especially the farmers, daily wage earners and small business persons who earned their livelihood with capital borrowed from the private banks and other money lenders have now been facing serious problems due to the sudden imposition of public curfew and total lock down by the state Government since March 23 with the alarming spreading of dreaded COVID-19 throughout the world.
It is also mentioned that, these categories of peoples in the state are now at the stage of helplessness and more burden will pour if they are going to impose interests by the private banks and money lenders as their business have been already been paralysed due to the imposition of total lock down and imposition of curfew by the State government as part of preventive measures against the spreading of Corona virus. The front also appeal the concerned landlord to exempt any form rents from the occupants during this war against COVID-19.
While concerning over the ferrying of huge quantities of tobacco products (betel leafs) by a special cargo flight in the state on Saturday, the statement further mentioned that, the front has taken such motive as hidden war to abolish the Manipuri nation and time has come for all Manipuris to fight against COVID-19 as well as those perpetrators who are trying to eliminate the Manipuri Nation the statement added.
The outfit said that over one million people across the world are now victims of the dreaded virus and over 60 thousands victims has lost their lives.