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CM & Governor of Manipur urged to cut down price hike

Imphal, February 18th 2021 :

 CM & Governor of Manipur urged to cut down price hike
After resolving to submit a memorandum to the CM and the Governor of Manipur, the participants headed toward the CM Banglow and Raj Bhavan, however, intercepted by the CDO, Imphal East mobile team and Additional SP and SDPO of Imphal East at the gate of Department of Forest, near sanjenthong



PRICE HIKE OF FUEL AND ESSENTIAL COMMODITIES, CHIEF MINISTER & GOVERNOR OF MANIPUR URGED TO CUT DOWN PRICE

Today, the 18th of February, 2021, we the representatives of Youth’s Forum for Protection of Human Rights (YFPHR), Youth’s Action Committee for Protection of Indigenous Peoples (YACPIP), Young People for Social Reform (YPSR), Khangabok Development and Students’ Union (KDASU), Chandonpokpi Youth Forum (CYF), Sunushiphai Youth Welfare Association (SYWA) have gathered at the conference hall of Human Rights Initiative, Imphal East and discussed the following area of concern.

Since the lock down began in March, 2020 the majority of the masses have been suffering for their basic livelihood needs. For almost half a year, the daily wage earners in the state of Manipur have been struggling to ensure their daily basic needs after their entire economic activities were stopped due to the lock down.

Witnessing the fact that the majority of the masses who are below the poverty line have suffered during the lock down, the steps taken up by the Government of India to increase the price of the essential commodities, petroleum products and others to recover the lost economy of India from the poor section of people is considered as a violation of Right to Life guaranteed under the Article 21 of the Indian Constitution.

 CM & Governor of Manipur urged to cut down price hike
After resolving to submit a memorandum to the CM and the Governor of Manipur, the participants headed toward the CM Banglow and Raj Bhavan, however, intercepted by the CDO, Imphal East mobile team and Additional SP and SDPO of Imphal East at the gate of Department of Forest, near sanjenthong



The unbearable price hike directly burdens the poor section of the society who earns for their living for a day such as rickshaw pullers, vegetable vendors, school van drivers, auto drivers, small shops and hotels owners, domestic workers, potters, etc. In order to overcome the same, ones borrow money from the money lenders at high interest rate which further leads to many unwanted social activities due to unable to repay, unwanted activities such as domestic violence, drug abuse, illegal drug or arms transportation, flesh trade etc. which is a sad reality.

On the other hand due to hike in fuel price the fare of the public transportation also increases as a result the students and many others are also suffering due to not able to bear the fare and failed to meet their destination for earning and educational institutions. Many people who are dependent on the public transportation suffers huge as they bear double the price in every intervals to reach their destination.

Learning from the scenario as cited above, the main reason for the price hike of the essential commodities is due to the increase in transportation charges as the price of the petroleum products have sky rocketed.

As the facts has been cited above we would like to lay down few area of urgent attention.

1. Urge urgently to cut down the prices of the essential commodities immediately.
2. Urge to cut down the prices of the petroleum products immediately.
3. Urge to recognize the suffering of the poor and respect their right to life.

We also urge the People of Manipur to join hand to fight against sucking blood of the poor civilians!

(S Ngouba)
Media Coordinator


* This Press Release was sent to e-pao.net by Youth’s Forum for Protection of Human Rights who can be contacted at youthforum(DOT)humanrights(AT)gmail(DOT)com
This Press Release was posted on 19 February 2021

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