Longmai women condemn
Source: Hueiyen News Service

Imphal, May 27 2010: The Longmai Area Nishaband Society today while terming news reports published in leading newspapers published in Imphal and telecasted in the electronic media as excessive reporting and mere remour condemned the report mislead the public especially people residing in the Imphal valley.

A statement of the society signed by its president Athin said that this could provoke the readers and viewers more to escalating the prevailing situation in Manipur.

The blockade is called for both hill and valley of the whole state.

It is not targeting to any of the community as such.

The statement made by the driver seen in ISTV concerning the alleged attack by the blockade supporters in Longmai areas saying "The women brought out kerosene to burn down the vehicle" is exaggerated and was not even close to the truth.

The society has been trying its best to defuse any misunderstanding and tension that may flare up during the economic blockade, the statement conveyed the general public.

People out there especially women, work selflessly showing and rendering their hospitality to anyone who have been stranded in the areas that no harm may fall on them.

The sportsperson who have passed through the areas and Meiteis living in the areas for business, sake are the living witnesses to that fact, the statement claimed.

On the other hand, counter blockade done by some people in the Imphal valley especially at Khumbong and Moidangpokpi is going way so far, the statement lamented expressing disheartening to learn that counter blockade supporters had not spared even the morsel (food) of those who carried the dead body.

Suffering and hardship and untold misery as a result of the blockade is the responsible of the state government.

Government by not listening to the demands of the people of hill areas had shown a clear picture of step-motherly treatment.

The society feels doubt how can this government able to deal with massive issues and problems which are right now over their shoulders when the government could not deal with this little issue, the statement added.