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Sadar Hills demand JAC suspends economic blockade; UNC continue

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Imphal, Nov 20: Proposed economic blockade by the JAC form for demanding a full-fledged Sadar Hill revenue district, which is set to begin from midnight today has been suspended in view of the hardship being faced by the people of the state. The decision to suspend the blockade called was taken in a meeting held yesterday at Kangpokpi, said a report. The Meeting of the JAC however resolved to continue various form of agitation which will not affect the live of the common people.
On the other hand the indefinite economic blockade imposed by the United Naga Council (UNC) is still underway besides appealed by various civil society organizations of the state.
Meanwhile, the plead by the UNM-M to relax the eco-blockade on the national highways seem to have not been kept in ear by the UNC.
In a press statement, U. Nobokishore, Secretary UNM-M had stated that since 31st October 2016, the Bandh was started on the NH 2 in connection with the creation of both Sadar Hills and Jiribam District. Now, the economic blockade on the NH has been continuing for the last 18 days which led to stopping of schools buses and vans, public transports. Due to shortage of fuel people are not able to use their vehicles to go for their work. The essential commodities are in scarcity and the prices are beyond the capacity of the general people to purchase. The suffering of general populace in both Hills and Plain of Manipur reaches its zenith because of the price hike on all essential items and lack /scarcity of cash at this juncture. The truck drivers and second driver are in extremely difficult situation. Their lives are not secure on the High Way.
The UNM-M requested for urgent attention of Concerned apex bodies /CSOs to relax economic blockade for a few days on humanitarian ground to relieve the suffering of general public of Manipur. UNM-M also earnestly request all other concerned CSOs /apex bodies for dialogue and public discussion in place of General strike, Bandh and highway blockade as such add untold suffering to lower income group of any society. 
“UNM-M is apprehensive of unprecedented social conflicts and disturbances if people continue to suffer owing to frustration and confusion. We all know that public anger is growing and coming to zero tolerance” the statement added.

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