General strike begins tonight; cautions economic blockade

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Pothashang News Service

Imphal, November 8: Cops aspiring candidates under “All Manipur D.P.C. completed re-recruitment candidate of police constable, male 2013 batch” has imposed 24 hours total shut down strike with effect from tonight demanding to declare recruitment result.

The strike came up just after the announcement of withdrawal of the 72 hours general strike imposed by another cops aspiring candidates “All Manipur Police Constable Male Civil Viva Voce Completed Candidate, 2016, 10 + 2 Fresh Batch”, today following the declaration of their recruitment result yesterday night.

The fresh batch on Monday cautioned the government to launch the 72 hours general strike throughout the state demanding immediate declaration of the test result conducted in 2016 for recruitment of 2052 police constables. However it was withdrawn today after the government declared its recruitment result yesterday night.

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The 2013 batch was annoyed and felt neglected to the announcement of the 2016 batch recruitment test result while they (2013 batch) have been demanding recruitment result.

Pressing the government to announce the recruitment result of the 2013 batch by November 10, it has cautioned the government to immediately launch indefinite economic blockade along the national highways in the state.

President of the 2013 batch, A. Binoy Singh talking to the reporters at Manipur Press Club said, “We have been demanding not to announce any recruitment test result until and unless our test result is declared. The government has ruined the life and career of more than 8,000 candidates.”

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The recruitment process for this old batch was completed in 2013 to recruit 2,000 posts of police constables.

The group set out a demonstration rally towards the chief minister’s office. The police on the way stopped them and dispersed. “We strongly condemn the discriminatory police action towards the peace rally”, said Binoy.

Binoy urged the civil society organization to support their strikes which would be conducted with the candidates’ parents.

“We don’t want to impose the strike, but we are compelled”, said Binoy. The decisions to take up strikes was taken in hours long meeting held at Manipur Press Club, here after the police dispersed them from their protest rally.

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