(9 June 2018, Imphal) Demanding immediate implementation of Manipur Public Libraries Act 1988, a sit in protest was staged by Manipur Library Association (MALA) at Keishampat Leimajam Leikai community hall today.
MALA vice president Dr Ch Ibohal, while speaking to media persons on the sideline of the protest, stated that the former President of India, Shankar Dayal Sharma introduced the Public Library Act 1988 in the year, 1993.But the act has not been implemented in the State, even after 25 years.
He lamented that the State Govt has continued to brush aside the demands of the association including immediate implementation of the said Act.
The association had submitted numerous memos to the authorities concerned but no positive actions have witnessed till date, he added.
The agitation supported by academicians, will continue if the Govt continue to neglect the demands of the association.
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