Proposed 12-hour shutdown rescheduled

    15-Sep-2021
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Our Correspondent
Senapati, Sep 14 : The proposed 12-hour total shutdown in Senapati district called by the Senapati CSOs from September 14 midnight to 12 am of September 15 has been rescheduled from 6 am of September 15 to 6 pm of the same day.
The new schedule was announced following an emergency meeting of the district CSOs to endorse the boycott call on “Go to Hills 2.0.”
It is learnt from reliable sources of the district CSOs that no program of “Go to Hills 2.0” will be permitted in the district in any manner. The CSOs also appealed to the public of the district to cooperate with the proposed total shutdown and asked not to participate in the said program.
The All Tribal Students Union, Manipur (ATSUM), in a statement, appreciated the stand of the Senapati district CSOs to support its boycott call of “Go to Hills 2.0”.
Earlier on September 13, a consultative meeting of Senapati CSOs and ATSUM was held and the bodies resolved to boycott the program in protest against the State Govt’s refusal to introduce the Manipur (Hill Areas) ADC Bill, 2021 in the State Assembly and the ‘unscrupulous reason’ over the withdrawal of the 'unconstitutional order' of the Manipur Legislative Assembly Speaker.
ATSUM further mentioned that the decision of the district administration, Senapati to reschedule its “Go to Hills 2.0” program only shows its inability to withstand the staunch opposition shown by the district CSOs, Senapati.
ATSUM also lauded the resilience and resolve of the Senapati CSOs in showing unity and integrity for the cause of tribal people, it added.