Three Tribal Apex student bodies temporarily suspends September 14 – 48 hours Manipur bandh

Press Release | 11th September 2020

In connection with the proposed 48 hours inter-state bandh from 14 September 2020 in pursuance of the All Tribal Students’ Union Manipur (ATSUM), All Naga Students’ Association Manipur (ANSAM) and Kuki Students’ Organisation General Headquarters (KSO-GHQ) Charter of Demands, the Govt. of Manipur represented by Hon’ble Minister Education Shri Radheshyam Singh and Hon’ble Forest & Environment Minister Shri Awangbou Newmai had a meeting with representatives the tribal student bodies today i.e. 11th September at SSA Conference Hall, Imphal at 2pm and discussed the Charter of Demands in length for around 3 hours.

After thorough discussion, it is noted that there are progress in some issues and a complete fulfilment of the Charter of Demands would require further discussion. As such it is agreed upon that the concern departments would examine and process the issue immediately. It is also mutually agreed that the next round of meeting with the presence of the Hon’ble Chief Minister of Manipur would be held on or before 25th of September 2020.

As such, the three tribal apex student bodies has temporarily suspended the proposed 48 hours inter-state bandh and also warn the government not to further procrastinate the genuine demand of the tribal students else intense form of agitations will resume from 26th of September.

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