IMPHAL, March 7 - The Scheduled Tribe Demand Committee Manipur (STDCM) of the Meitei community today called a 30-hour bandh in the valley districts of Manipur from 6 pm on March 9.
The STDCM alleged that the Manipur Government has failed to send recommendations for inclusion of the Meetei/Meitei community in the ST list to the Centre as the March 6 deadline set by the committee in a rally on March 3 had expired.
Addressing reporters at its office here, co-convener of the coordinating committee of the STDCM, Laishram Romesh today alleged that the State Government has failed to meet the deadline. �Hence, we have decided to go ahead with the proposed general strike in the six valley districts of the State as decided in the March 3 rally,� he said.
Laishram urged business establishments across the valley districts to down their shutters during the strike. He also sought the cooperation of transporters.
He said that State functions and examinations conducted by the State Government authorities would also come under the purview of the strike. However, there will be relaxation for candidates appearing in examinations conducted by the Central Government authorities, he added.