Economic blockade on Manipur highways lifted

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    Economic blockade on Manipur highways lifted : Northeast News - India Today

    A 93-day economic blockade on Manipur's two key national highways was lifted at midnight after the state government agreed to create a separate district for Kuki tribe.

    The Sadar Hills District Demand Committee, which had blocked NH39 and NH53, wanted government to upgrade Sardar Hills near Imphal to a full-fledged Kuki district.

    Sadar Hills is a Kuki majority area in Naga-dominated Senapati district.

    Opposing this demand, the United Naga Council too had blocked the two national highways from August 21.

    The state cabinet was deferring a decision on the issue fearing an ethnic clash between the Nagas and Kukis.

    As a result of the blockade, the prices of essential commodities had sky-rocketed in the state.
     
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    Is the AFSPA in place in this area?
     
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    What a silly issue to fight over...Why bother the innocent civilians for non-sensical issues. 93 days and barely any media coverage. How does the police and government allow such institutions to carry out these blockades. They should be smacked, and I think even the locals would support it.
     
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    Why didn't the government send a bunch of special ops to take out the leaders of these stupid agitations? Oh wait it is Madam G who's the PM right now.

    :mad2: WTF is this!? "We want different district" and this and that shit! I am fed up of this stupid tribal mentality of fellow NE people. They are still stuck in medieval era and don't want to come out.

    To the rest of fellow countrymen:

    This shyte is another problem why my region is such a big mess and a put off to so many industries. :tsk:
     
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    ^^

    Special ops for crowd control? This is 'Damned if you do, damned if you don't' scenario.

    If the centre does not help the Manipuris by forcefully lifting this blockade, the Manipuris will blame the centre, and if the centre indeed does it, there could be death among the Kukis and thus will again be blamed by the Kukis. What is the centre supposed to do?

    Accusations by north-easterners about negligence of that region is correct to a large extent, but in many cases, they themselves are busy quarelling with each other on stupid issues.

    I am glad the blockade has been lifted.
     
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    I wont blame entire N-E for the actions of few. All it needs is a local leader ready to incite mobs on some issue, and an indulgent regime. People, around the world, are vulnerable to such devices. In India, we have Raj Tackray, KCR, Dravidian politics, Hurriyat, ...etc. In short, this phenomenon is not limited to N-E.

    The solution is a Govt that ensures law & order, without hampering the right to democratic protest. An indulgent or weak Govt is the main cause of such movements getting away inspite of disrupting public life.
     
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    Partial lifting of economic blockade providing no relief in Manipur

    Partial lifting of economic blockade providing no relief in Manipur

    By ANI | ANI – 6 hours ago

    Imphal, Nov 2 (ANI): The news of the Sadar Hills District Demand Committee (SHDDC) lifting the blockade in Manipur, following a written assurance from the State government to upgrade Sadar Hillsas a full fledged district, has brought no respite to the people of the Manipur as a counter economic blockade by United Naga Council(UNC) continues to be in full swing along the national highways.

    The SHDDC imposed economic blockade of the state began from August 1, as a counter to it the United Naga Council imposed an economic blockade from August 21 onwards.

    The people of the state were not too pleased with the news and complained that this partial lifting of the blockade was adding insult to injury.

    "This blockade, which has been removed from one side, but continues from the other side, I have request for them, they should consider the plight of the people. They should take their grievances to the government and talk to them," said Mohammad Abdul Salam, a local.

    The locals continued their plea to the UNC to end their blockade and raise their demands directly to the government.

    Local shopkeepers welcomed the lifting of three months long economic blockade by the SHDDC but were apprehensive about the UNC blockade along national highways 37 and 39.

    "To convey your demands, other methods need to be considered. Sit on a protest or a demonstration, but this blockade needs to be removed. The needs of the public must also be considered. You have your demands, but think of the public too," said Amit Jain, a shopkeeper.

    "Public is earning meager amounts of rupees 100 or 200, not everybody is a billionaire. Today a cylinder is for rupees 2000, potatoes are rupees 60 per kg. This is not correct, how much more can we tolerate?" he added.
    The SHDDC's decision to end the blockade came after a marathon meeting with the state government, which went late into the night.

    Of the terms agreed in a MoU between the two parties the most prominent was the government agreeing to upgrade Sadar Hills to a full-fledged district at the earliest after the report of the District Re-organisation Committee. (ANI)

    Source: Partial lifting of economic blockade providing no relief in Manipur - Yahoo!


     
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    we dont discriminate between NE, J&K with rest of India. BS. blockade for 90 days and noteven a week long media coverage leave aside govt action. why the hell they will be interested in being with Indian union? so that china dont grab their land and make them adopt han culture? atleast they will be living then also which is far far better than being with tri-color.
    any party try to do this in any other state of india and see the national emergency and ESMA and other stuff rolling out with mass arrest and national ruckus.

    big disparity
     

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