ATSUM calls 24-hr bandh in Manipur hill districts

Imphal: All Tribal Students’ Union, Manipur (ATSUM) has called a 24-hour total bandh in all hill districts of the state with effect from August 22 midnight expressing ‘strong resentment’ against the state government for not tabling of the Manipur (Hill Areas) Autonomous District Councils Bill 2021 in the ongoing state Assembly session.

The bandh was called after a decision was taken during ATSUM’s special assembly session held at Amity hall Adimjati complex, Imphal.

This was announced in a press conference, held here, in the presence of ANSAM, KSO GHQ and federating units of ATSUM.

ATSUM general secretary Andria said bill must be placed and discussed on the floor of the ongoing Assembly session, and it is the rightful duty of the members of Hill Areas Committee (HAC) to demonstrate their grievances if it is not discussed, he said.

The implementation of the bill will enhance peaceful co-existence of people in Manipur and bring equal development for all.

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