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Job aspirants block highways in Manipur

Statesman News Service |

Transportation of commodities to Manipur was affected as the national highways were blocked here by aspirants to the post of police constable who protested the delay in declaration of results.

Trucks plying on NH-2, NH-37 and the Trans Asian highway 102 were intercepted on Wednesday.

Goods from the trucks were thrown on the roads by the protesters.

The candidates who had passed the written test have been demanding declaration of the results of the viva voce.

The tests were conducted in 2013.

Protesters told IANS that the blockade shall continue till August 23.

If the results are not declared, then they would take some drastic measures.

While the results for the 2013 examination are still pending, the government recently conducted recruitment tests for other police constables.

"We had met Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh and Deputy Chief Minister Gaikhangam who is also in charge of the Home portfolio. They had assured us that the results would be declared soon. But it is now clear that other people will be appointed in our places," one of the protesters said.

Police is yet to arrange armed escorts to ensure safe passage of the trucks.

Meanwhile, prices of essential commodities are increasing here.