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Women MPP workers join fasting stir
Correspondent IMPHAL, Jun 13(NPN):
Published on 14 Jun. 2010 12:35 AM IST
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Ten women MPP leaders filled up the hunger strike of the Manipur People Party (MPP) as police picked up the three youth leaders who followed the same suit the party president and vice president started.
Three members of the Manipur People Party, president of the youth front, Mutum Maniton, vice president Thiyam Dilip and chairman of the minority cell, Md Aurungzeb started fasting from June 6 last after the police arrested its president Dr Nimaichand Luwang and former Speaker and vice president of the party, Sapam Dhananjoy and remanded into judicial custody.
A team of Imphal City Police Station picked up the three youth leaders on fast for the last one week today at about 12.30 pm and brought up to the JNIMS hospital for medical check up.
They were arrested on the charge of attempt to commit suicide under section 309 of the IPC, police said.
Ten women workers led by president and working president of the women wing of the party, Okram Thoibi and Kunjeshwori Devi immediately started launching the fasting stir to follow the suit.
Other members who joined the stir were vice president L Tombimacha Devi of Chanura Marup (women wing), O Sunita Devi (treasurer) and members N Sorojini Devi, Th Bala Devi, A Jibanlata, Y Sita Devi and N Yaima Devi. They started the stir from 1 pm.
The opposition MPP launched the hunger strike strong protesting against the government (both State and Centre) inaction towards ending the two month long economic blockade imposed by ANSAM and other Naga bodies in the state.
The party is also demanding removal NSCN (IM) general secretary, Th Muivah from the border area of Manipur alleging that his intention to enter the state has surface tension n the state.
Meanwhile, Manipur People Party, Youth Front expressed displeasure when any of the Union ministers speak a single word on the economic blockade on the NH 39 and 53 even as the two month old blockade caused immense hardship to the people in both hill and valley areas of the state.
The general secretary, Y Langamba flayed Union ministers charging that instead of taking responsibility on the prevailing issue in the state arising out of the economic blockade, they relegated it to an IAS officer, GK Pillai, Union home secretary, and avoided the issue.
Central Governments inaction shows lack of seriousness over the issue of the state, he alleged and once again drew attention of government in relieving the people from the hardships of the economic blockade.
The youth front also called upon the government to execute the rule of law to tame the law agitators blocking the national highways.
The fast unto death stir will go on undeterred until government takes up measures to relief people from woes of the economic blockade, he warned.

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