ATSUM calls for highway blocade from tonight
Imphal, Mar 25: The All Tribal Students' Union Manipur (ATSUM) has called for an indefinite economic blockade on both the National Highways in Manipur from midnight tonight in support of its demands.
The ATSUM said the blockade was called as the government refused to pay any heed to their demands. Other student bodies have also assured to support the strike.
The ATSUM has demanded a functional office for the Additional Director, Education Department, filling up of vacant posts in all schools and adequate infrastructure in all schools in hilly areas.
The grant-in-aid schools in the hilly areas should be taken over by the government.
It further demanded special cell for ST/SC students in Manipur University and establishment of a Hill University.
The tribal students in Manipur should not be asked to submit income certificate while applying for scholarships, it stated.