CSOs body decry price hike
Source: Hueiyen News Service
Imphal, November 10 2011:
Volunteers of the Protection and Preservation Committee against price hike comprising of around 200 protestors including members of AMKIL, Andolan Keithel Nupi Lup, Poirei Eta Apunba Meira Paibi, Ching-Tam Chaokhat Thourang Nupi Lup, Lounampal Meira Nupi Lup, etc participated in the demonstration, decrying arbitrary hike in the prices of essential commodities by unscrupulous traders by taking advantage of the protracted economic blockade along the National Highways.
Talking to mediapersons on the sidelines of the protest demonstration, representatives of Protection and Preservation Committee, Manipur pointed out that the people have been subjected to untold miseries on account of the over 3 months long economic blockade along the National Highways.
The suffering of the people has also been compounded by arbitrary hike in the prices of essential commodities by some unscrupulous traders.
The government should take up necessary measures to control the prices of essential commodities at once.
They also demanded that transportation of goods from neighbouring Myanmar should be allowed to mitigate the problem of shortage of essential commodities while the blockade is still in force. The protest demonstration commenced from 11 am and continued till 3 pm.