Vehicles damaged in protest against UNC action
Source: Hueiyen News Service
Imphal, September 24 2011:
Yet another counter blockade against the ongoing counter economic blockade initiated by the UNC on all the NHs of the state has sprang up in Chandel district leading to the destruction of a number of vehicles including an ambulance today.
The counter blockade against the indefinite counter economic blockade by the UNC was launched by the Tata Sumo Welfare Association Kakching to Imphal and Imphal Moreh Road Transporters and Business Association as a reaction against the stoning of goods laden vehicles coming from Moreh to Imphal and severely beating up of a driver.
The blockade supporters have restricted entries of all vehicles carrying goods as well as passenger goods.
In course of the agitation the blockade supporters destroyed almost all vehicles plying along the NH 39 (Imphal-Moreh) not even sparing an Ambulance of the Chandel District Hospital coming from Imphal.
The wind shields of the ambulance were destroyed by the counter blockade supporters on the charge that essential goods have been transported through the ambulance.
All the goods were taken out of the ambulance and destroyed.
Apart from the ambulance, a Bolero (MN04A-6640), Auto(MN06_5A 0241) and a Van (MN01X-0469) were also destroyed by the blockade supporters.
Some of the vehicles coming down from Moreh were set free by the blockade supporters on the ground that they have been suffering long from the previous blockades.
The drivers of the vehicles joined the counter blockade agitation at Kakching Lamkhai.
Speaking to Hueiyen Lanpao, a driver said that they are supporting the counter economic blockade against the attitude of the UNC blockade supporters where they broke down all vehicles in front of the police in which one Oinam Nanao(27) sustained injuries and is in a serious condition in Shija Hospital.
Meanwhile, Imphal Moreh Road Transporters and Business Association have submitted a memorandum to the Chief Minister pressing him to provide sufficient security arrangements on NH 39 (Imphal- Moreh) so that all essential commodities could be procured in.
But as they could not meet the CM the fate of their demands is not known as a result the Association will continue its bandh.
Any unwanted incident happening to any individual should be their own responsibility, said a member of the Association.
On the other hand, the Transporters and Drivers Union has launched an indefinite bandh along the Imphal-Moreh road and Chandel District against the UNCs blockade supporters burning down of vehicles and destroying them inspite of repeated request not to do so.