AMUCO calls 48-hr bandh
Urges govt not to retreat from its stand
Source: Hueiyen News Service

Imphal, May 05 2010: A 48-hour statewide general strike has been imposed in the state by the All Manipur United Club Organisation (AMUCO) which would be effective from 6 pm of Thursday (tomorrow) and ends at 6 pm of May 8 .

The organisation also urged the Chief Minister not to retreat form the stand in preventing Muivah entering the state while reaffirming people's support to government stand.

The general strike is imposed in protest against the scheduled visit of NSCN(IM) general secretary Th Muivah in the state, said president of the AMUCO, KT Rehaman talking to reporters today at its office adding that sit-in protest will also be staged tomorrow at various places across the state.

Further speaking to the reporters, KT Rehman observed that the decision to impose the 48-hour general strike and staging of sit-in protests starting from tomorrow morning was taken in a meeting attended by representatives of various local clubs and meira-paibi organisations.

The move of Government of India to visit Manipur is part of its long term plan of disintegrating Manipur and inviting another uprising similar to June 18, 2001, the present revealed reaffirming that AMUCO with the people of the state is ready to fight with any challenges before the territorial integrity of the state.

Th Muivah who intense disintegrating Manipur's territory will never be accepted, he reiterated extending full support to the stand of the Secular Progressive Front (SPF) government with regard to Muivah's visit.

Do not step out of the stand.

If state government step out of its stand, the anguish of the people to the Government of India will be bent to the SPF government, AMUCO fear, he said.

He also appealed the general masses to be calmed in the prevailing situation and not to spread remour which would create communal tension.

He further urged to the government to escort back all the vehicles stranded at various places on the stretch of the two national highways for the safety of the truckers and passengers.