All Manipur Road Transport Divers and Motor Workers’ Union (AMRTDMWU) is set to begin indefinite steering down strike from tomorrow along Imphal-Jiribam road in protest against the burning of the 2 loaded trucks at Jiribam yesterday.
The steering down strike was announced today by the union in a press meet held at its office MG Avenue, Imphal.
Speaking to the media person Maimon Anil Meitei, General Secretary of AMRTDMWU said that the decision of the steering down strike has been taken against the burning of the two cement loaded trucks by miscreants yesterday at around 6:40 pm at Leingakpokpi, near Leingakpokpi police station of Jiribam.
He further added that frequent incident of looting, burning of trucks are all due to the negligence of the home department. The incident of burning the two trucks is also blamed to the state home department as the incident occurred near the Leingakpokpi police station.
He said that the union had submitted memorandum time and again to provide sufficient security for the protection of the transporters in the National Highways but no any action has been taken up till today.
The transporters’ body demanded proper compensation of the damage in the incident besides deploying adequate security for the protection of the transporters.
The steering down strike is also supported by Manipur Truck Owners’ Welfare Association. The Association also blamed Home department for the burning of the two loaded trucks.