IMPHAL | Dec 6
President of Manipur Home Guard Employees Welfare Association (MHGEWA), Imphal, Y. Mangi said agitations for the hike of monthly salary is not over, but the association is waiting for a decision from the High Court of Manipur.
The statement was said during the blood donation programme organised in connection with 54th home-guard raising day held today at Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Medical Science (JNIMS), Porompat, Imphal-East.
Speaking to media persons, Mangi said the agitation for hike of monthly salary is not withdrawn. He said the high court has given the time as a last opportunity of the respondent for doing the needful. Justice, Kh. Nobin made a judgement November 27 and the matter has been listed for the next hearing on January 15 next year, he added.
He further said if association does not find the decision of court satisfactory, then a severe mass agitation will be initiated in which some home guard personnel might commit suicide for the welfare of the home guard of the state.
On the other hand, Mangi said the blood donation is organised by MHGEWA in collaboration with JNIMS under the leadership of vice president of the association, S. Prabhabati Devi. He said similar to the plight of the home guard personnel who are running their households by getting a monthly salary of mere Rs. 5000, many people are also struggling their life.
Later in the evening, MHGEWA donated essential commodities at Mahila Kalian Samiti, Dewlaland, Imphal East.
The aims and objectives for the blood donations and essential commodities is to help the needy and to the youths who are serving for the society.