Sufferings highlighted to Governor
Source: The Sangai Express
Imphal, December 30 2016:
Members of Citizens Committee, Manipur (CCM) and representatives of various political parties submitted a memorandum to the Governor of Manipur today shedding light on the immense hardships faced by the people as a result of the economic blockade.
Speaking to media persons at Manipur Press Club today, Radhabinod Koijam, chairperson of CCN said it is really unfortunate that the people are facing great hardships due to unavailability of essential commodities and added that the age old relationship between the various communities is under strain because of the economic blockade imposed on the National Highways by the UNC from November 1 .
He expressed disappointment with the UNC's recent resolve to bring its agitation and protests to the district level, moving beyond economic blockade of the National Highways, despite efforts and appeals from different organisations to preserve the peace and stability of the State.
"Their protests have turned increasingly violent despite their claim that they are taking up democratic protests which has resulted in the people launching counter blockade in retaliation as they have had enough," he said.
Radhabinod also accused the State Government of failing in its duties to take up necessary action to prevent the suffering of the people.
"Even after the directive of the High Court to clear any obstruction on the National Highways and the additional forces sent by the Central Government, the State Government seems to lack the motivation to tackle the situation," he alleged.
The State Government has failed because it cannot even perform its duties and responsibilities as directed by the Constitution, he added.
Radhabinod also pointed out that the Central Government has a huge responsibility because of the peace process with the NSCN (IM) .
The memorandum highlighted all these issues and urged the Governor to draw the Centre's attention to the plight of the State, he said adding that the memorandum was submitted to the Governor's secretary as she herself is in Delhi.
The Governor received the memorandum through fax and has given assurance that it will be discussed with utmost importance, he added.