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ST demand committee calls 48 hours bandh from Jan 22; Condemn Citizen Amendment Bill

by Rinku Khumukcham
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Imphal, Jan 13,

Peoples’ meet organised by the Scheduled Tribe Demand Committee  of Manipur, at GM Hall here in Imphal have resolved to call 48 hours general strike from early morning of January 22 if the state government fails to recommend the center for inclusion of the Meitei/Meetei to Scheduled Tribe list under the constitution of India.
The meet also resolved to put halt the construction work of the Imphal Tupul road. The Committee had earlier called for complete halt of the Railway Construction work but was call off after the Chief Minister of Manipur assured to endorse the demand of the ST demand committee to the central government. The committee also condemn the Citizen Amendment Bill passed by the Lok Sabha on January 8, 2109.
The decision to call general strike was adopted after speakers during the meeting opines the need for extreme form of agitation.
Speakers during today’s meeting pour their anger to the state government saying that the government is against the demand for inclusion of the Meitei Meetei to ST list.
Former member of the Manipur Human Rights Commission, Yambem Laba, Political worker Borajao, Saroja among others denounces the slow move of the organiser in demanding the ST status of the Meitei Meetei.
Yambem Laba said that the demand is being delayed as the office bearers seem to have to not interest. He question on why the general Secretary of the ST demand Committee was not present in such a crucial meeting.
Soraja, a political activist said that it is no time to remain quite as the fate of Meetei/Meitei is uncertain. She calls on people to raise their voice.
On the dais of the today’s meeting was the President of the ST demand Committee Yumnam Mohendro and Working President NongdrenKhomba.

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