Instead of listening to the voice of the people, it is really unfortunate that the government has been trying to disrupt the protests and intimidating its activists, said CADA.
Coalition Against Drugs and Alcohol (CADA) along with local clubs and Meira Paibi groups continued to protest relentlessly demanding the state government to appeal against the judgment of Lhukhosei Zou case and against the silence of the government on Phoudel drug case.
Wangkhem Nongmaileima Apunba Meira Paibi and CADA Imphal East District Committee jointly organised a sit-in on Tuesday at Keirao Wangkhem Makha Leikai, Imphal East, according to a CADA release.
Speaking at the sit-in, CADA secretary general Geetchandra Mangang stated that CADA along with local clubs and Meira Paibi groups have been agitating democratically for more than three months. However, instead of listening to the voice of the people, it is really unfortunate that the government has been trying to disrupt the protests and intimidating CADA activists, he added.
He also asserted that the state government should not shield any drug lords. It will make the people of the state become drug addicts, he added.
Meanwhile, as part of the ongoing protest, a torch rally was taken out around Konthoujam, Imphal West district on April 18. It was jointly organised by CADA Imphal West District Committee and Konthoujam Kangjeibung Mapal Chaokhat Khongthang Lup.
The torch rally by around 150 men and women started from the Meira Shang of Konthoujam Kangjeibung Mapal Chaokhat Khongthang Lup. It went around the area of Konthoujam and concluded at the starting point.
The protestors shouted slogans like, “Lhukhosei Zou thadokpa yaningde” (We are against acquitting Lhukhosei Zou), “Drug lallonba cheirak piyu” (Punish drug smugglers), “War on Drugs phagi tahanganu” (Don’t let War on Drugs become a joke), amongst others, according to the release.