IMPHAL: All Naga Students’ Association, Manipur (ANSAM) announced a economic blockade in all the Naga areas of Manipur from 6.00 am of November 3 until the Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) signed between Government of Manipur and ANSAM is implemented.
The student body in a statement released on Wednesday said the 2nd Legislative Assembly of ANSAM ) for the tenure 2022-2024 was held on Tuesday at Tamei Headquarter, Tamenglong.
The august house unanimously decided to resume suspended agitation from November 3 and intensified the agitation in the event of failing to implementation of the Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) signed between Government of Manipur and ANSAM on May 26 wherein the government of Manipur has assured to restore internet connectivity in the State within five days.
The government had also agreed to declare the result of 190 (145+45 ST Special Drive) posts of Assistant Professors to be engaged on contract basis for one academic session on or before November 2.
ANSAM further said that “ it is irked by the further extension of blanket Internet ban in the state vide Government Order No. 11-3607/412022-HD-HD(Pt) dated October 31 which negates the Agreed point No.1 of the MoA that has breached the mutual trust amongst the parties. As such, the association shall launch an Economic Blockade in all the Naga Areas of Manipur from 6.00 pm of November 3 until the MoA signed between Govt. of Manipur and ANSAM is implemented.
While taking serious note of the shortage of teachers in government colleges, the Government of Manipur should implement the agreed point No.2 of the MoA that is to declare the result of 190 (145+45 ST Special Drive) posts of Assistant Professors on or before November 2 as assure by the chief Minister of Manipur, it added.
Therefore, ANSAM requests all the constituent units and sub-ordinate bodies to strictly enforce the proposed Economic Blockade in their respective jurisdictions to withstand and fight for the rights and for implementation of the Agreed points in Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) in ktter and spirit, it said.
ANSAM further appeals the government officials and public for utmost co-operation and understanding during the course of the agitation.