All India Trade Union Congress (AITUC) Manipur State Committee, Bishnupur district organised a public discourse on Territorial Integrity of Manipur, Establishment of Highway Protection Force on two National Highways of Manipur and to bring peace in Manipur at Thanga Chingmang Community Hall, Bishnupur district on Sunday.
The event aimed to mobilise the masses to launch a series of agitations against the government for allegedly failing to initiate concrete actions to settle the present crisis of Manipur, stated a release.
Speaking at the event, AITUC Manipur general secretary L Sotinkumar stated that more than 200 people lost their lives, several injured and more than 60,000 people were forcibly displaced since the clashes erupted, it stated.
He further criticised the double-engine government for allegedly failing to take up any serious initiative measure to solve the present crisis, it said. He also mentioned the extortion activities and frequent attacks on transporters along the national highways No 2 and 37 continuously by unknown miscreants and lamented the lack of government actions to prevent the same, it added.
He voiced AITUC’s demand for restoration of peace and harmony in Manipur, to set up a highway protection force and to protect the territorial integrity of Manipur in particular, the release stated.
AITUC Manipur secretary Kh Shamungou Singh; president of Bishnupur District AITUC Manipur S Nilakamal; President Imphal East District AITUC Manipur, I Tomba and Co-coordinator, All Manipur ASHA Workers Union K Sanahanbi Devi, ASHA workers, anganwadi workers, mid-day-meal workers, street vendors, farmers, fisherman, Panchayat workers and many displaced persons took part in the session, it added.