SHDDC economic blockade likely to break all records
No space at oil depots for the newly arrived petroleum products
Source: Hueiyen News Service
Imphal, September 26 2011:
Of all the economic blockades which have erupted in the state, the present economic blockade initiated by SHDDC in its demand for a full fledged district, is likely to break all records for the longest economic blockade in the state so far, clocking 57 days so far.
In 2005, the All Naga Students Association, Manipur carried out an economic blockade against the decision of the Government of Manipur's declaration of June 18 as "Integrity Day".
The economic blockade, which started from June 18 to August 11 lasted for 52 days.
Then again in the year 2010, another economic blockade was called by the All Naga Students Union, Manipur against the Manipur government's decision to ban the entry of General secretary, NSCN(IM), Thuinglen Muivah into the state.
The economic blockade broke the previous record by 16 days.
It lasted for 68 days which started from April 11 to June 18 .
Interestingly, now with the economic blockade initiated by SHDDC and the counter economic blockade by the UNC running in its 57th day, without any hope of any negotiation among the two blockade initiators, nor any sign of action from the part of the government to solve the problem, the economic blockade is likely to break all blockade records in the state.
Meanwhile, with 59 diesel tankers, 48 petrol tankers and 28 bullet truck reaching Imphal from Jiri today, there is no more space for accommodating any more stocks at the oil depots in Chingmeirong, exclaims an official of the Food and Public Distribution Department.
He further said that since there is no space available in the oil depots petroleum products will be distributed in all pumps adequately.
The petroleum products will be distributed to pumps according to their requirements.
Well off oil pumps can get petroleum products at their wishes.
According to police source, among the 1,120 vehicles which have left Jiribam for Imphal, 267 goods laden vehicles have reached Imphal this evening.
The remaining vehicles will be reaching Imphal tomorrow morning.
Among the trucks reaching Imphal there are 4 medicine laden trucks also.
There have been no problems along the Imphal-Jiri road ever since heavy security arrangements have been made at 13 different locations of the stretch.