ATDUM bandh halts oil tanker service, bandh suspended

IMPHAL, September 10: Owing to the 72 hours bandh, called by the All Tribal Disabled Union, Manipur (ATDUM) alleging government inaction in meeting its demands from the midnight of September 8 in all the five hill districts, empty trucks of the state have been compelled to cease their service of loading fuel and LPG from Assam since the last two days.

Even as the empty trucks which were to be escorted by the CRPF towards Assam have halted service, other loaded oil tankers and LPG bullet tankers have also stopped entering the state and remain stranded at Dimapur and other parts of Assam, informed a source.

There are also a few trucks loaded with essential commodities stranded along the highway due to the bandh.

However, according to All Manipur Petroleum Tankers’ and Drivers’ Union, empty oil tankers might leave Imphal for Assam to fetch petroleum products with CRPF escort starting from tommorrow late night, the sources added.

Newmai News Network adds: The ongoing 72-hour Manipur hill districts bandh imposed by All Tribal Disabled Students' Union (ATDSU) has been suspended today.

"The bandh which began since Monday was suspended following numerous appeals from various quarters," said ATDSU president Momo Tangtago.

According to Momo, ATDSU has decided to suspend the ongoing bandh considering the hardships faced by the people.

"However, we will resort to other forms of democratic agitation if our demands are not met," warned Momo.

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