The 48-hour economic blockade along NH-37 beginning from 4 PM today called by Joint Tribes Students’ Association (JTSA) has been suspended with immediate effect. The economic blockade according to a press release by JTSA was in protest against few sections of community under the aegis of Lilong Chingkham Maya Development Organization’s (LCMDO) from Lilong area for taking law into their hands in connection to Chingkham Kabui (Rongmei) village, calling it an unfortunate incident.
In a second press release issued late evening today, JTSA said the economic blockade was suspended after reaching an agreement among all parties and with the intervention of chief minister N Biren and DGP Manipu LM Khaute at Nungba headquarters in the presence of RNCM, RNLPM and NAVAA.
The Joint Tribes Students’ Association also expressed its heartfelt gratitude to Jayanta IG (LO), H Yogeshchandra (SP, Thoubal), Md Riaz (OC Lilong PS) and their team for timely action.
The initial release of today before the suspension of 48-hour economic blockade along NH-37 appealed the State government five list of demands.
- To take stringent action against all individuals, leaders and organization who tries to create communal tensions which would disturb the peaceful coexistence time and again.
- To immediately and speedily construct the Chingkham Police Outpost at the earliest in time bound manner.
- To construct a boundary line with fencing/identity marks surrounding Chingkham village, so that any encroachment of village land in future can be prevented.
- To deploy round the clock, additional police personnel at the Chingkham Kabui village to protected against any encroachments/threat/illegal activities by the surrounding miscreants.
- To compensate the vandalized houses and properties back by the state Government or LCMDO within 1(one) week time.