HAILAKANDI, Sept 21 - The members of the Cachar, Karimganj and Hailakandi district committees of Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS) have decided to go on an indefinite hunger strike from October 1 demanding immediate repairing of all the damaged national highways of Barak Valley.
The secretary of Hailakandi district committee of KMSS, Jahir Uddin Laskar, said that they would not bow down before any political leader, minister, elected representative or administrative officer.
He alleged that the 15 MLAs and two MPs were totally mum over the issue of repairing the NHs of the Valley and said, �We will also register our protest against their mysterious silence.�
The people of Barak Valley, Tripura and Mizoram are facing difficulties due to the �abandoned� condition of all the NHs here.
The KMSS criticised the activities of PWD (NH Division) and alleged that �the department is totally inactive�.
He also said that the members would call off their hunger strike only after the starting of repairing works in all the NHs. The members also criticised the Railway authorities for not starting BG train services in southern Assam.
On the otherhand, various organisations also have threatened to launch vigorous movements throughout the Barak Valley if the repairing of dilapidated national highways has not been started within September 30.
A meeting of various organisations, including ABISA, Pragati Foundation, Janata Club, Uttar Kanchanpur Gramunnayan Sanstha, Rail Yatri Suraksha Mancha, Badarpur Rasta Bachao Committee, was held at Sitaram ME School at Panchgram on Sunday in this regard.