Friday, May 2, 2008

Bishnupriya Manipuris in Assam Threaten stir if demands not met:...

Silchar, Apr 25: At least six organizations of Bishnupriya Manipuri community have sent a joint memorandum to the Governor and the Chief Minister of Asom urging them to immediately fulfil of the long-standing demands of the community.

If no action is taken immediately, the organizations will start a road and rail blockade from May 21.

The leaders of these organizations have alleged in a press meet here that the Centre has given its green signal to the departments concerned to start Bishnupriya Manipuri programmes in AIR and Doordarshan. The organizations claimed that the programme would start this year.

Sujata Sinha, the organizer of an NGO, North Eastern Developmental Council, has been pursuing the matter for a long time.

Source: The Sentinel, Guwahati, 26 April 2008