Mary Kom urges PM to resolve blockade issue
Source: The Sangai Express / PTI
New Delhi, December 22 2016:
Distressed by the economic blockade that has crippled her home State Manipur, five-time world champion boxer and Rajya Sabha MP MC Mary Kom has urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to intervene and resolve the crisis.
The blockade has been imposed by United Naga Council to protest the State Government's decision to form seven new districts.
The UNC claims the districts in the Naga-dominated hill areas will affect land holdings of Naga tribes settled in these areas.
The blockade which has surpassed 50 days now has crippled normal life in Manipur with scarcity of essential goods being a major concern apart form violence.
In a letter to Modi, Mary Kom, an Olympic bronze-medallist, urged him to try and resolve the issue at the earliest.