ANSAM urged to suspend blockade
Source: Hueiyen News Service

Imphal, April 28 2010: The All Clubs, Organisations, Association, Meirapaibis Lup (ACOAM Lup) today appealed the ANSAM to withdraw the imposition of indefinite blockade on the national highways considering the woes facing by the people.

Meanwhile, a total of 262 vehicles including 163 loaded trucks, 72 oil tanker, 12 bullet tankers and five DI/407 tata trucks were escorted back from Mao gate to Imphal by a convoy of 2nd Manipur Rifles under the supervision of its assistant commandant, Manindro.

The vehicle with the security escort left Mao gate at about 2 pm and reached Imphal tonight.

No untoward incident reported while proceeding the entire stretch of the highway.

The general secretary of the ACOAM Lup Indrajit Tourangbam made the appealed to the ANSAM to lift the economic blockade imposing in protest against the holding of the election to ADC under the existing Manipur (Hills Areas) District Councils (Third Amendment) Act, 2008 and launch other forms of agitations.

He also appealed the government to hold talks with the agitating student body and end the 17 days old economic blockade.

Publicity secretary, Anganghal Soraisam who also took part in the briefing observed that people in Churachandpur district are welcoming the holding of elections to ADC but ANSAM is boycotting the same.

In this situation, government needs to find a way to bring an end the conflicting situation.