The proposed 48-hour total shutdown in connection with the Asian Highway expansion from midnight of December 7 by Kangpokpi bodies has been suspended.
According to Sadar Hills Chiefs' Association, the decision to suspend the proposed total shutdown was taken along with its confederating units on Tuesday night after talks with the government began.
It stated that the 48-hour total shutdown scheduled to begin from Tuesday midnight was decided to be imposed in connection with matters related to the issue of land and its acquisition by the government with regards to the expansion of the Asian Highway-1.
It continued that SAHILCA and its confederating units have decided to suspend its decision to shut down Kangpokpi district as talks have begun and the government promised to resolve the issue at the earliest.
It further stated that the humble appeal of the Thadou Baptist Association India and KBC Men Society was also considered as the TBA-I will celebrate its Golden Jubilee at Motbung model village and KBC Men Society will hold an important assembly at Moreh.
“However, if the government remains indifferent and fails to come up with an acceptable solution to the issue, the suspended agitation will be revoked immediately and we will not remain silent,” it stated.