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National Highway 102 shutdown, demanding cancellation of the recent Manipur High Court order to ban unauthorised quarrying of stones, sand mining

 

At least four vehicles were damaged during the National Highway 102 shutdown call given by several drivers’ unions and daily wage earners demanding cancellation of the recent Manipur High Court order to ban unauthorised quarrying of stones, sand mining and other activities. A report said, four vehicles were damaged by strike supporters at Pheidinga along the highway. There, police resorted to firing tear gas shells to quell a large number of bandh supporters. Locals of Gagimphai also came out in large number in support of the National Highway shutdown. The highway shutdown began early this morning demanding revocation of the court order.  It has been said that the High Court order was to prevent river pollution, but the protesters have demanded that the order should be revoked taking into consideration the plight of the poor wage earners who depend on quarrying of sand and stones for their livelihood.

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