Hawkers to cease distribution till March 31
IMPHAL, 24th Mar: Following an incident of alleged manhandling of a newspaper distributor by Moirang Police OC on Tuesday, Manipur Hawkers’ Association has decided to cease work till March 31.
In a release, association general secretary L Surjit informed that newspaper hawkers in the state are working even in adverse situations, including the current outbreak of pandemic COVID-19, to ensure service to the people of state.
Pointing out that newspaper distributors are exempted from the state lockdown, he condemned the misconduct of Moirang Police OC towards one distributor in complete disregard of association ID and sticker produced to identify himself.
Drawing attention of the authority concerned, Surjit demanded appropriate action against the officer at the earliest.