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JNC supports JAC’s NH-6 blockade


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KHLIEHRIAT, June 18: The Jaintia National Council (JNC) has announced its support for the Joint Action Committee (JAC) of Narpuh’s planned roadblock on June 19 along NH-6. The protest aims to draw attention to the government’s failure to repair and construct the long-demanded road for the Narpuh community.
The JNC highlighted that a complaint was filed with the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) on October 13 last year. In response, the ministry directed the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) to take necessary action and mobilise M/a SL Infra contractor for road construction. However, the construction has not commenced to date.
The council also questioned the allocation of District Mineral Foundation (DMF) funds, suggesting that if these funds can be used for construction in non-affected areas, it should be possible to use them for NH-6, which is heavily impacted by mining activities.
JNC publicity secretary M Sukhlain expressed full support for the JAC’s roadblock and pledged to cooperate with the JAC and join in the protest.


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