KSDC announces general strike, economic blockade

IMPHAL, July 4: Citing inaction on the part of the government regarding its written assurances, the Kuki State Demand Committee, KSDC, has announced to revoke its suspended economic blockade along all highways passing through the state from July 9 till 5pm of July 11 which will be preceded by a 36 hour general strike from 5am of July 8 till 5pm of July 9.

KSDC spokesperson K Khongsai said, “Observing the adamant attitude of GOI/MHA, KSDC is compelled to revoke its suspended blockade and intensify by launching a general strike and economic blockade from 5:00 am, July 8, to 5:00 pm, July 9, 2013, which shall be followed by economic blockade upto 5:00 pm, July 11, 2013”.

Speaking to media persons in Churachandpur, he said, “The Kuki State Demand Committee, time after time had issued press statements inviting the attention of the Gol (Home) to adhere to and implement the written assurances given to the Kuki people”.

The blockade will be effective along the Imphal to Ukhrul Road; Imphal to Tamenglong Road; Imphal to Moreh Road; Imphal to Chandel Road; Imphal to Senapati Road; Imphal to Churachandpur Road; Imphal to Jiribam Road, he said.  

“Only Press/Media and Medical are exempted from the blockade during the General Strike”, he said. 

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