People Progressive Council appeals not to impose bandh in Manipur

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Tamenglong, Nov.14: The People Progressive Council, Manipur in a statement appealed all civilized citizens and all the responsible Civil Society Organisations operating in Manipur Districts, including Tamengiong, Noney and Jiribam to shun violence and not to impose any bandh in Manipur.

The appealed to shun violence and not to impose bandh came just after bandh called by the JAC Khoupum Area where few vehicles reportedly destroyed.

The statement issued by its information and Publicity Secretary Lunglian Maring said that when the society are facing multiple crises caused by natural disaster and man-made disaster and he appeals to work toward in public interest when the society needed most at this time to unite together to fight the good fight against the global pandemic which threatens the very basic livelihood of the common people across the globe.

The People Progressive Council, Manipur West appreciated the government of Manipur for timely intervention and written assurance to the general public in connection with the bandh called by the JAC Khoupum Area.

Despite of the assurance by the state movement, the bandh volunteers create havoc and cause disturbances for which the Council strongly condemns the act and believes that in a civilized society there is no room for violence.

He stated that the bandh supporters continued to damaged vehicles and harassing the commuters even after the assurance given by the state government to solve the matter within the month of December, such act is uncalled for and it is an unnecessary evil considering the present prevailing situation, it said.

“It is not a good option to call bandh taking advantage of blockade of National Highway No. 37 due to the collapse of the Irang’s bailey bridge. The people of Manipur is facing a terrible hardship after the collapsed of the Irang’s bridge when the government is frantically fighting to contain the Covid-19 pandemic, instead any organization should have pro-active role to lessen the current problem face by the society.

Under such circumstances there is no room for bandh and strike resorting to violence with the ill motive to compound the burden of the society which we are facing globally under the panic grip of pandemic.

As per reliable sources from the Khoupum area where the bandh supporters resorted to indiscriminate damaged of four vehicles including medical related transport vehicle, construction company vehicles and other private vehícles.

It is learned that bandh was called at odd time to complain and question the low quality of construction work of Tongjei Maril popularly known as Old Cachhaar Road when the keystone Company almost complete the project and about to leave for good”, the statement said.