Truck owners appeal
Source: The Sangai Express
Imphal, December 22 2016:
The NH-37 Truck Owners Association has appealed to the United Naga Council (UNC) to lift the ongoing indefinite economic blockade.
Speaking to media persons at Palace Compound today, the association's president Kh Inaoba said that they would launch cease work strike if the economic blockade is not lifted by December 25 .
On account of the economic blockade, prices of all essential commodities have skyrocketed and the people are reeling under extreme misery.
At the same time, the plight of drivers and helpers who are engaged in transporting goods have been multiplying each passing day.
There have been numerous instances of attacking, drivers, looting goods and even killing of drivers and helpers.
Drivers and helpers have been serving the public all these years selflessly yet they have been time and again for no fault of theirs, Inaoba decried.
He also appealed to the Government to take up adequate security measures.
He decried that misleading reports have been published in some national dailies and newspapers based in Nagaland, Assam and Arunachal Pradesh about the critical situation witnessed in Manipur.
Some newspapers reported that Nagas have been oppressed and suppressed in Manipur valley but no acts of oppression or suppression happened in any part of the valley districts.
He also conveyed best Christmas and New Year wishes to the people of Manipur, particularly Christian community.
On the other hand, many organisations and groups have also come forward appealing to UNC to call off the economic blockade.
Citing numerous unfortunate incidents and difficulties cause due to the ongoing economic blockade, Meitei Baptist Association, Wang jing, Koirengei Kabui Village Authority, Ramji Kabui Khul, Zeliangrong Union (Bishnu pur Zone), Konthoujam Kendra Tribal Organisation (KKTO) and Thadou Students' Association (GHQs) have appealed to UNC to withdraw the economic blockade.