KSA suspends 12-hr general strike

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, August 25,2018: Twelve hours general strike across the Manipur which was scheduled to enforce tomorrow has suspended as chief minister N. Biren Sing has assured to fulfil the demands of Kangleipak Students Association (KSA).

Vice-president of KSA, Sukham Bidyananda said this after negotiation with chief minister today evening in front of chief minister’s secretariat office, Babupara.

Demanding to fulfil a list of demands, KSA announced to impose 12 hours general strike across the state on August 26.

Bidyananda said KSA’s demands not to allow non-locals contest in the 2019 election. The state had passed Manipur people’s bill with 1951 as base year. The chief minister replied that the issue will be brought to parliament to discuss the issue, he added.

It may be mentioned that vice-president of national BJP, Om Mathur had announced on August 13 that after 2019 National Register of Citizen (NRC) will be implemented across the state. And the state government should take necessary steps regarding NRC under a cabinet decision, said Bidyananda.

He further said non-locals like dobhi, muchi, ranidar, namasudra and others must be excluded from the list schedule castes and schedule tribes order (amendment) act 1956. And CM assured to scan those after forming a committee.

Chief minister also assured to rescan the electoral roll for all the constituencies across the state in order to exclude non-locals from the list, Bidyananda added.

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