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Relay hunger strike of Home Guards enters fifth day, 5 more picked by police

by Rinku Khumukcham
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Imphal, July 24: The relay hunger strike by the home-guard personnel demanding wages as par with police personnel has entered fifth day today.
One home-guard personnel was picked up today by police personnel after her health deteriorated.
Speaking to the media persons, H Ibeyaima, member of Manipur Home-guard Employees Welfare Association  (MHEWA) said that they will continue their agitation until their demands to implement the order of Supreme Court and High Court of Manipur to increase the salary of the home-guard personnel are met by the government.
Mention may be that the Supreme Court on March 15, 2015 in WPC order no. 2760 directed the state government to give the home-guard personnel salary same as par with the police constable.
High Court of Manipur also directed the Home Department, Government of Manipur to follow the order of Supreme Court within a period of three months.
The MHEWA has been staging sit-in-protest at different places since June 22, 2017.
Five home-guard personnel began the rally hunger strike from July 20, 2017 , they were replaced by another five home-guard personnel after they were picked up  by police.
One more hunger  striker L Surbala (34 yrs) was picked up today after as her health deteriorated.
The MHEWA is undergoing their rally hunger strike at the Manipur Home-guard Complex site in Lamphel Pat.

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