48 hours inter-state bandh called off

48 hours inter-state bandh called off

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IMPHAL: The proposed 48 hours inter-state bandh from 14 September 2020 in pursuance of the All Tribal Students’ Union Manipur (ATSUM), All Naga Students’ Association Manipur (ANSAM) and Kuki Students’ Organisation General Headquarters (KSO-GHQ) Charter of Demands has been called off.

In connection with the proposed 48 hours inter-state bandh from 14 September 2020 in pursuance of the All Tribal Students’ Union Manipur (ATSUM), All Naga Students’ Association Manipur (ANSAM) and Kuki Students’ Organisation General Headquarters (KSO-GHQ) Charter of Demands, the Govt. of Manipur represented by Hon’ble Minister Education Radheshyam Singh and Hon’ble Forest & Environment Minister Awangbou Newmai had a meeting with representatives the tribal student bodies today i.e. 11th September at SSA Conference Hall, Imphal at 2pm and discussed the Charter of Demands in length for around 3 hours, Seiboi Haokip, General Secretary, ATSUM said in a press release.

After thorough discussion, it is noted that there are progress in some issues and a complete fulfilment of the Charter of Demands would require further discussion. As such it is agreed upon that the concern departments would examine and process the issue immediately, Seiboi said adding that it is also mutually agreed that the next round of meeting in the presence of the Hon’ble Chief Minister of Manipur would be held on or before 25th of September 2020.

As such, the three tribal apex student bodies have temporarily suspended the proposed 48 hours inter-state bandh, ATSUM said but also warned the government not to further procrastinate the genuine demand of the tribal students else intense form of agitations will resume from 26th of September.  

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