Manipur: ATRPFM withdraws proposed bandh on national highways
Imphal, July 22 (EMN): The All Tribal Rights Protection Forum, Manipur (ATRPFM) has withdrawn the proposed bandh on three national highways — NH 37(Imphal-Jiribam), NH 2 (Imphal-Dimapur) and Imphal-Moreh following an understanding with the state government
Earlier, ATRPFM threatened to impose bandh in three national highways from the midnight of July 23 to 24th midnight if the state government fails to bring solution to their demands on or before July 22.
“The proposed bandh has been withdrawn with immediate effect as the state government has considered our demands regarding the transfer and posting” of a non-tribal officer as Director of Tribal Affairs and Hills (TA & Hills) department in the state,” a press release from the forum stated.
“Now the state government has transferred and posted a tribal officer as director, TA and Hills Manipur,” it added.
The ATRPFM has been demanding revocation the order dated 08.07.2019 issued by Chief Secretary (DP), government of Manipur with regard to transfer and posting of a non-tribal as director in TA & Hills Department and to transfer MD Rahimuddin Khan, LDC, TA and Hills, Department Engineering Section.