Police aspirants call 48-hr total shutdown

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IMPHAL, 8th Dec: Irked by delay in declaration of the police constable (male) recruitment (2013) results, All Manipur DPC Completed Candidate of Police Constable, Male, 2013 has called a 48-hour total shutdown from December 9 (Sunday) midnight.
Announcing this in a statement, All Manipur DPC Completed Candidate of Police Constable president L Nandakishor Sharma lamented that despite the judgment order of the court to declare the recruitment result within three months, the BJP-led government did not take up any initiative for declaring the results.
Urging Chief Minister N Biren to take up necessary steps to address suffering of the candidates, Nandakishor reminded the chief minister about his promise to declare the result within two days of passing the judgment by the court.
The association has been compelled to call the total shutdown due to negligence on the part of the government. If the government does not initiate necessary process to declare the result then a series of agitations will be launched soon, cautioned the association and appealed to the government to give up the habit of diverting issues but strive to bring permanent solution.
Emergency services like electricity, water, health, etc., will be exempted from the purview of the shut-down, Nandakishor said, while seeking support from the public, CSOs and Meira Paibi associations. Meanwhile, candidates and their family members staged a rally Saturday demanding immediate declaration of the recruitment results.
A police constable candidate told media persons on the sidelines of the rally that the delay in declaration of the recruitment results has caused untold hardship to family members. Yet, the government remains adamant even after the high court ordered for declaration of the results. He also said that police constable candidates are compelled to staged the rally as the government fails to act positively despite submitting memorandum four times, the latest being on December 4. Before staging the rally, candidates along with their families held a meeting at Keishampat Leimajam Leikai community hall.
The rallyists marched towards CM bungalow. However, they were stopped by police at Moirangkhom petrol pump and police managed to disperse the candidates and their family members.


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