Imphal: Manipur Congress has on Saturday demanded to withdraw the state government order for cancellation of curfew passes.
It sought clarification on the state notification.
The government should clarify on misuse of curfew passes mentioned in the official memorandum issued by chief secretary, Suresh Babu on Saturday, O. Nabakishore demanded .
He also asked why the order allows all deputy commissioners except for Imphal West and Imphal East to issue curfew passes in respect of their jurisdiction and the movement shall be limited within their district saying that the relief distributed by the government alone cannot fulfil the needs of the people during COVID-19 lockdown.
If the relief materials are to be deposited at ‘Food Bank’, which will be opened by the concerned deputy commissioners mentioned in the notification, can the government guarantee that the deposited food or relief materials will reach the needy people, he asked.
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