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UKAL opposes March 5 polling date, calls 48-hour bandh

UKAL said conducting election on the ritual day is unfortunate. It is a complete action of disrespecting culture and identity of one’s community.

ByIFP Bureau

Updated 23 Feb 2022, 3:42 am

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Condemning the rescheduling of the Phase-2 election to March 5 as it falls on one of the ritual days of Meitei (Lamtai Thangja), Umanglai Kanba Lup (UKAL) along with other 28 like-minded civil voluntary organisations have called for 48-hours bandh from midnight of February 24 to February 26.

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In a press release, UKAL said that conducting election on the ritual day is very unfortunate. It is a complete action of disrespecting culture and identity of one’s community. As such UKAL resolved to conduct 48 hours' statewide bandh, it stated.

The associations will intensify the agitation if authorities concerned like Election Commission of India fails to translate their demand of reschedule the second phase of election on some other day, it added.

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Some of the organisations to extend solidarity in 48 hours bandh are Lairembi Sintha Lup, Khurai Maichou Ningsing Lup, Khurai Universal Meitei National Forum, Langol Lairembi Saiyol Shimoinu Ima Charitable Trust, Meitei Inat Semgat Lup and so on, it added.

 

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First published:23 Feb 2022, 3:42 am

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IFP Bureau

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IMPHAL, Manipur

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