general strike

1. Thirteen prominent organizations in Manipur have shortened the planned 48-hour general strike to 24 hours.
2. The decision aims to minimize disruptions to the ongoing class 10 and class 12 examinations.
3. Concerns over exam schedules prompted the adjustment, showing consideration for students’ academic well-being.

Imphal, March 15: Amidst concerns over the ongoing class 10 and class 12 examinations, thirteen prominent organizations in Manipur have collectively decided to truncate the originally planned 48-hour general strike to just 24 hours.

This adjustment aims to mitigate disruptions to the exam schedule caused by the strike.

The decision to shorten the strike duration follows the recent arrest of three cadres of the Pambei-led United National Liberation Front (UNLF) by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) on March 13.

Initially scheduled to commence at midnight on March 14, the strike has been curtailed to ensure minimal interference with the ongoing examinations.

Despite the reduction in duration, the organizations remain steadfast in their commitment to peaceful protests, including rallies, sit-ins, and torch rallies.

Their primary demand continues to be the unconditional release of the arrested cadres.

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The individuals apprehended by the NIA include prominent figures such as the self-styled chief of the UNLF-P army, Th Thoiba, and Lieutenant Colonel Laimayum Ingba.

They were captured during a combined forces operation in the Kwakeithel area of Imphal West.

In a joint statement issued today, the signatories, including the Federation of Civil Society Organisation, All Manipur Students’ Union, and Manipuri Women’s Federation, expressed solidarity with the cause while emphasizing the importance of minimizing disruptions to the education system during the ongoing examinations.