State govt cracks whip against supporting Maoist general strikeIMPHAL | Dec 15
State Government has warned employees of departmental proceedings against employee who fails to attend their duties during the 48-general hours strike called by Maoist Communist Party, Manipur which will begin from midnight of December 16 to December 18 midnight.
An order issued by Kh. Raghumani Singh, special secretary (Home) Government of Manipur, directed the administrative secretaries and head of departments to ensure attendance in all their offices and subordinate offices during the general strikes.
It said attendance report should be sent to the concerned administrative departments, failing which departmental proceedings should be taken up against those who are absent from duty during this period.
It also ordered all deputy commissioners to ensure functioning of all the offices in districts and ensure attendance in all the offices, failing which, departmental action shall be initiated against the employees who are absent.
Similarly, it also ordered all the shops and establishments to remain opened and all the transports operational while warning of necessary action deemed fit shall be taken up against them.
State Government considered it (strike) very seriously and decided not to cause disturbances to normal life to normal life during the strike, it said.
It informed that concerned departments will take appropriate measures to ensure proper functioning of the state government offices and all educational institute, shops opened and transportation operational.
Meanwhile, Maoist Communist Party, Manipur stated that the general strike originally scheduled to be held for 48 hours from the midnight of December 16 to 18 will be shortened and held till the midnight of December 17 considering the National Eligibility Test (NET) examination which falls on December 18.
A release signed by coordinator, standing committee, Kyonghan Mangang stated the organisation is prepared for the general strike imposed in demand for the reconstruction of Mongba Hanba Khubam and Khurai Ahong Pung shrine. However, it will not be imposed in the hill areas, it said.
The organisation also demands a change of the name ‘Manipur’ to an indigenous one, the release informed. If RSS/BJP’s agenda to construct Ram Mandir at Babri Masjid is not considered as communal, then the demand for reconstruction of Mongba Hanba shrine at Mahabali should not be taken as communal, it said while appealing both Meiteis and Manipuri Muslims to extend support to the general strike.
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