CHURACHANDPUR, October 7: A seven-member team of the JAC CCpur led by Mangchinkhup Hauzel its chief convenor has left for Delhi to meet the leaders at the Centre pushed for their demand.
The team also included his deputy and presidents of student unions like HSA, ZSF, MZP and KSO who are also convenors of the JAC.
The team was flagged off at the JAC office located at KKL complex by reverend Stephen Chingzathang who also prayed for their success and good health.
They boarded the noon flight to Delhi from Imphal Airport and the duration of their stay in the national capital will be decided by their activity and ability to meet central leaders, informed a source.
It may be mentioned that this is the second trip of leaders from the district to the national capital in regards to the present agitation against the three bills passed by the State Assembly which were vehemently opposed in the hills.
Last month, a team of the ADC Churachandpur led by its chairman Langkhanpau Guite had visited the national capital and met the Union Home Minister among others.
This time the JAC leaders had decided to knock at the Centre`™s door to redress their grievances and press for separate autonomy for the hills of Manipur.
Meanwhile, vice president of the BJP ST Morcha Sh. RameshChand Meena arrived in the district and took stock of the situation.
He also visited the district hospital morgue where the bodies of the nine `tribal martyrs`™ are being kept since the past 37 days.
It is worth mentioning that the tribal in the hills particularly the non-Naga inhabited areas have been demanding a separate autonomy or a State within a State for many years.
The Suspension of Operation signatory groups UPF and KNO had also decided to demand a separate State that will be free from any association with the State of Manipur.
In another development in the district, most schools in the proper town area remained closed for the third day today against the JAC`™s diktat to re-open. However, reports are also doing the round stating that the schools will likely re-open from tomorrow as per the JAC`™s appeal.
A statement of the JAC said the relaxation of total bandh will remain from 5am to 2pm after which the total bandh will be enforced till 5pm after which the concerned village authorities will be empowered to act according to their local adjudgement.
It also said that schools will reopen till noon time.
The JAC has also asked the stakeholders and the general public to comply with its notification.