<strong>JAC against Mapithel Dam calls for bandh from Dec 7-10 </strong>

JAC against Mapithel Dam calls for bandh from Dec 7-10

TMB Report

Imphal: The Joint Action Committee Force against Construction of Mapithel Dam and its affected Headmen, Chiefs, and Elderly Organisation have called to enforced bandh from December 7-10 along Imphal-Ukhrul and Ukhrul Kamjong road as the government failed to release the complete compensation of the affected areas, villages etc till date.

Addressing media persons, vice- Chairman of Mapithel Dam affected Headmen, Chiefs and Elderly Organisation Thanmi Rimai said that the affected villagers has been appealed many times to the state government but yet to turn into action and remain silence till date so 4 day long bandh will be imposed starting from December 7-10.

He further said that on March 20 a meeting was held with the representative of the committee with the Minister of Water Resource and its related authorities to release the due compensation at Old Secretariat.

But the meeting was unable to complete due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

For the second time, a meeting was held on October 7 at old Secretariate but meeting was uncomplete so the meeting was postponed for another one month at the sane time, the state government also requested for another one month for the meeting. So the committee and villagers waited one month long which completed on November 6 but there is no information from the side of government as of now, said the vice-Chairman

Thanmi informed that various information has been sent in the past but no response till date. On November 20, a memorandum has bee submitted but still remain silent. So because of no positive response from the government, the committee and other take a step of bandh from December 7-10. If state government continue remain silent after this bandh then various kinds of agitations more than this will be impose in the future. He said that bandh is imposed not give suffering to people but it is called looking at the greivances and suffering facing by the affected people. He appealed all stakeholders to support and encourage the upcoming bandh.

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