Decries highway blockade
Source: The Sangai Express
Imphal, August 17 2011:
Denouncing ongoing enforcement of general strike and economic blockade on both the National Highways connecting Manipur in connection with the demand for upgrading Sadar Hills to a revenue district, a sit-in-protest was staged today at Kwakeithel under the aegis of Keishamthong Humanitarian Development Committee.
Banners decrying the ongoing agitation, choking of the lifelines and prevailing upon both the agitating group and Government of Manipur to immediately resolve the issue were put on display at the protest site.
Some of the protestors speaking to newspersons expressed concern that no positive measures are being initiated by either the Committee or the govt inspite of being fully aware that the common people have been enduring various hardships as a consequence of hike in prices of essential commodities and scarcity of petroleum products.