STDCM’s 24-hours general strike postponed till January 30

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, January 21, 2019: Schedule Tribe Demand Committee, Manipur (STDCM) has postponed its 24-hours general strike till January 30 which was scheduled to begin from today midnight.

The strike was postponed following a positive response from state government and rescheduling next meeting on January 30, general secretary of STDCM, K. Bhogendrajit said during a press conference held today at Khunthokhanbi campus, D.M. University.

The general strike was imposed under as resolved in the one-day public convention of the committee held on January 13 at G.M. on “recommendation must be given to Meitei/Meetei on ST list”.

During the convention it was resolve that if the state government fails to send the ethnographic report and latest socio-economic status of Meitei or Meetei to central government before January 18 then the strike will be imposed on the said schedule.

Bhogendrajit said a 20-member team of the committee led by working president of the committee Naodinglenkhomba met chief secretary, special secretary (home) and secretary to chief minister on January 18 at conference hall of chief minister’s office.

The government officials gave verbal assurance that a concrete decision from the government will be announced on January 30 after discussion among government officials, he added.

A letter was sent today by secretary to chief minister addressing to STDCM which mentioned that with the decision taken during the last meeting on January 18, government told the committee to hold next meeting on January 30.

STDCM decided to postpone the strike till January 30. If the meeting on January 30 failed to bring an amicable solution necessary steps will be taken immediately, he cautioned.

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