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Bishnupriya Manipuris call off stir temporarily


: From our Staff Reporter

SILCHAR, Sept 18: The proposed public convention of September 21 and the 501-hour road-and-rail blockade from October 21, 2009, in support of the demands for broadcast and telecast of Bishnupriya Manipuri programmes in AIR and Doordarshan respectively has been temporarily withdrawn following the intervention of Governor Sayed Sibte Razi.

On September 16, a meeting was held between the Governor and representatives of the community’s 11 organizations, including the Nikhil Bishnupriya Manipuri Students’ Union and the Bishnupriya Manipuri Ganasangram Parishad. The decision to temporarily withdraw the proposed agitation was taken at the meeting.

The Governor assured the representatives of the community of all assistance in fulfilling their demands. The Governor appealed to the leaders of the community to withdraw the agitational pragrammes. The Governor further assured the leaders of the community that he would inform the Central Government of the community’s demands and recommend for their fulfilment. He said that he would also direct the State Government for implementation of the long-standing demands.

Courtesy: The Sentinel [September 19, 2009]

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      Aamar Beyapa/ Beibuni--
      It's excellent to hear this blunder news --really great.But we shouldn't just rely 100% on H.E Governor's comments. Its a nice decission that we have decided to call off the stir temporarily. But we shouldn't calm & quite till we achieve our target.We must struggle hard enough till we reach our goal.I believe we can able to meet our target & for that we must maintain : UNITY IS STRENGTH.


    2. Finally it is great to see some good sense prevail . Threatening road & rail blockages on the most trivial of issues is not image we want to project to the world .
      This energy and enthusiasm could and should be used for better things ( for instance to oppose the ills plaguing our society ). futhermore let us ask ourselves honestly , with our hands over our hearts whether we truly have the ability to disrupt road and rail traffic for 500 days ?? The answer is a very big NO . we have got a handful of people who are further divided into 10 "dols" . We should learn to unite first before making such complacent statements


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