Joint Action Committee of NH-2 Expansion Affected Land Owners called for a shutdown in the 7 villages affected by the NH-2 expansion to protest against the indifference attitude of the State Government towards the affected villages.
The shut down which will start from 6 am of August 11 till 11 pm of August 12 will cover only the 7 affected villages namely Mantri Leikai, Khonghampat, Pheidinga, Tendongyan, Maharabi, Sekmai and Kanglatongbi, said a press release by the JAC.
The decision to for the shutdown was taken in a joint meeting of the 7 villages which was held today.
The meeting also discussed the various grievances of the locals and denounce the attitude of the Deputy Commissioner of Imphal West and the Government since there have been no positive response despite the repeated complaints, continued the statement.
It further informed that media, electricity, water supply, cultural activities, postal, press, media, NHIDCL assessment work and exams will be exempted during the shut down.
(Courtesy: The Sangai Express)