SDWA decries silence of Govt
Source: The Sangai Express
Imphal, August 11 2011:
While decrying the prolonged silence of the Ibobi-led SPF Government to the humanitarian crisis resulting from the ongoing general strike along NH 39, the Senapati District Women Association (SDWA) has demanded immediate suspension of the ongoing indefinite general strike being imposed by the SHDDC considering the necessity of addressing humanitarian issues.
With series of public resentment reported for non-exemption of even emergency needs, students' examinations/interviews and essential goods, the nature of the bandh has seriously affected normal lives way above the acceptable limit, said SDWA.
Democratic agitation or bandh cannot hold public welfare to ransom.
Necessary arrangements should be made to accommodate humanitarian difficulties during such agitation, it asserted in a statement.
Observing that stranded passengers, students, children and women are made to walk for over 40 Kms to covering the jurisdiction of the ongoing indefinite general strike, the SDWA alleged that the hidden motive of the Government to freely expose law and order to the hands of the bandh supporters and mobs explained the 'connivance policy' of the SHDDC and the Government.
"It is a matter of grave concern and eye opener for the Nagas in Manipur, that even during peaceful demonstration or agitation in Naga areas, the Ibobi-led Government can swiftly adopt Cabinet resolutions to deploy Commandos and IRBs within six hours to counter and forcefully open NH-39 during the Nagas democratic bandh and strikes", the SDWA said.
History of Manipur will record the 'discriminative and dictatorial' treatment of the Congress led SPF Government.
It also accused the SPF Cabinet Ministers of endorsing antagonistic policy of dividing the otherwise peaceful tribal communities in Manipur.