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Vendor women protest construction of boys hostel at market site

by Rinku Khumukcham
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Women Group-  Ima Panthoibi Street Vendors Union, Khuman Lampak, Imphal East, Manipur had staged a sit-in-protest today in front of Apex Co-operative Society, opposite to Khuman Lampak ISBT in protest against the government notification of Tribal Boys’ Hostel at the area.
Speaking to the media persons, President of Ima Panthoibi Street Vendors Union Chandralini Devi said that the union had been appealing to the State government to construct the proposed women market opposite Inter State Bus Terminus, Khuman Lampak where the CM had agreed to construct the women market at the complex of Apex Co-operative during a meeting on December 3, 2015.
 Chandralini Devi questioned about the reason for inssuing such notification to construct the tribal boys’ hostel where the CM had already assured for construction of market complex and appealed the concern district authority to revoke the notification.
Drawing attention of the government the street vendor group also appeals to make the right decision as many struggling families will be able to sustain their livelihood if the Government constructs the market.
Since 2011 and till now, the union has been submitting memorandum to the Chief Minister for the construction of women market at the Apex Co. Operative Society site, opposite ot Khuman Lampak Bus Termination.
The union also appeal to the concern authority to withdraw the decision taken for the construction of “Tribal Boys’ hostel at the women market site.
 Around 70 women street vendors took part in the sit in protests.

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