Kwatha VA calls off road block stir

MOREH/IMPHAL,4th Sep: Demanding revocation of transfer order of Tengnoupal DC A Tombikanta, villagers of Kwatha, Khudengthabi and Lokchao imposed bandh along NH-102 at Kwatha Lamkhai.

However, Kwatha Village Authority called off its agitation of blocking the Imphal-Moreh highway following an assurance given by the government to discuss their demand during a meeting with government spokesperson Thongam Biswajit held on Tuesday evening at his quarter.

During the meeting, Biswajit said that Kwatha village is an integral part of Manipur and the government is very much keen to solve the border issues. Further assuring to look into their demands, he said that all necessary steps will be taken up to fulfil all their genuine demands.

Regarding their demand for revoking transfer order of DC A Tombikanta, Biswajit said that he will put forth the demand before the chief minister and consider feasibility of reinstating the officer in the next government transfer and posting order. It may be mentioned that Kwatha villagers blocked the Imphal-Moreh highway since Monday midnight to protest Tombikanta’s transfer.

The bandh which came into effect from Monday midnight severely affected movement of vehicle including medical services between Moreh and Imphal. Many vehicles remained stranded on both sides of Kwatha Lamkhai till late afternoon while some left the spot.

However, a strong team of Tengnoupal police led by SP Dr S Ibomcha and police commandos remained deployed at the spot to prevent untoward incident. Kwatha and Lokchao village authority members told media persons that further course of action would be taken up based on the response given by the chief minister.

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