IMPHAL June 2: Demanding for a full fledged revenue district, the All Manipur Elementary School Teachers Association (AMESTA), Jiribam in association with the teachers of Jiri College staged a sit in protest in Jiribam, today. During the protest staged by the teachers, various placards were put up that read as `we want our demand, eikhoigi demand athuba matamda pigadabani, we stand still our demand, convert Jiribam into full fledge district`.
Notably, a similar protest was also staged by the Jiribam district demand committee (JDDC) at the premises of MSF, Jiri branch situated in Jiribam Babupara at Tamenglong district for two days starting from May 31. The Jiribam district demand committee (JDDC) is a conglomeration of various women social organizations, they are All Jiribam Meira Paibee(AJMP), Jiri Ima Meira Paibee Apunba Lup (JIMPAL),AMWOVA,Jiri Branch, WASAK, WWS and Jiri Keithel Ima Chaokhat Thourang Marup.
It may be mentioned that the Jiribam district demand committee had set May 30 as the deadline to the state government in regard to their demand for converting the Jiribam sub division into a full fledged revenue district and mentioned that further democratic protests would be initiated if the government fail to meet their demand within stipulated time.