IMPHAL | Aug 19: CVOs off Moreh have called for a 48-hours bandh from 5:00 am of August 21 to 5:00 am of August 23 in protest against the alleged atrocities and hindrances meted out by 43 Assam Rifles, Moreh along Moreh gate no. 1 stating that this has led to common people leaving themselves out of work.

A joint release from Hill Tribal Council (HTC), Kuki Women Union and Human Rights (KWU and HR), Kuki Students’ Organisation (KSO), Moreh Youth Club (MYC) and All Moreh Traders Association (AMTA) asserted that due to the hindrance and harassment meted out by the 43 Assam Rifles at the said gate, passage of normal commodities through the gate has become a standstill for the past few weeks. “Moreh gate no. 1 is one of the life-line routes especially for the Moreh public,” it added.

The release further warned that if no concrete solution fails to come up before the expiry of the bandh, the CVOs and AMTA will be constrained to launch different forms of agitations until the general public is free to go back to their normal lives.

“However, electricity, medical, water-supply and religious rites shall be exempted from the purview of the bandh,” the release added.

~IFP

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