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Demands to withdraw 9-day lockdown raised in Cachar

By STAFF Correspondent

SILCHAR, Aug 25 - The Union Territory Demand Committee (UTDC) has vehemently condemned the decision of the State Government to clamp lockdown across the three districts of Barak Valley from August 27 to September 4 as a step to contain the spread of COVID-19 pandemic.

In a press conference organised by UTDC Central Committee at the Silchar Press Club on Monday, Shankar Dey, spokesperson of the organisation pointed out that when Central Government policy of unlock process is under way, then what prompted the Government to impose lockdown only for Barak Valley which would hit the common people seriously.

The UTDC leaders including Sanjit Debnath, the president of the committee, national coordinators Mrinmoy Nath, Biswadeep Gupta and others demanded immediate withdrawal of lockdown.

On the other hand, maintaining social distancing, members of Forum for Social Harmony, Chorus and other associations staged a protest with placards in hands near the pedestal of Khudiram Bose against the clamping of nine-day lockdown by the Government. Biswajit Das, a frontline member of Chorus said, �instead of clamping lockdown all over again, the Government should focus on strengthening health infrastructure at the Silchar Medical College and Hospital for better treatment of the COVID-19 patients and others with non-Covid ailments. If the Government doesn�t respond to the demand to withdraw the decision for lockdown, we shall take out a silent rally on the evening of August 26 to add momentum to our demand.�

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