Biren appeals AMSU to withdraw 100-hr blockade
Pothashang News Service: Imphal, September 8, 2018: Manipur chief minister N. Biren Singh has appealed the All Manipur Students’ Union (AMSU) to withdraw its 100 hours blockade imposed along the national highway 37 to be effective from today midnight.
The blockade was announced yesterday demanding arrest of NSCN-IM cadres who were involved in harassing and extorting a cultural team of AMSU at Nungba on September 3 evening while returning from Silchar of South Assam.
Addressing the reporters at his office Biren said he has already given orders to nab the culprits. Teams of Manipur police and army are hunting the miscreants. Arrest of militants who are hiding in jungles is not an easy task.Sometimes it is not feasible to immediately nab anti-social suspects in difficult terrains, he added.
“The government condemns the action, whoever is involved in harassing the team which include artistes and threatened with abusive words. We are trying to nab the miscreants and will arrest them,” said the chief minister.
He said steps have been taken up to install highway protection force. For this 34 locations has been identified in the state, he added.
Spearheaded by AMSU students took up human chain agitation along streets in Imphal East and Imphal West. The demonstrators hold placards embedded “How long government of India support terrorist NSCN-IM”.
Manipur Chanura Leishem Marup has also extended its support in the movements of AMSU against operating ‘freely’ in the state.