‘Eco blockade may lead to civil war in Manipur’

Last Updated: Monday, September 12, 2011 - 18:25

Imphal: A major women`s association in
Manipur on Monday appealed to the organisers of economic blockades
on two national highways in the state to lift it immediately
as it could lead to a `civil war`.

The blockades on Imphal-Dimapur-Guwahati (NH39) and
Imphal-Jiribam-Silchar (NH53) should be immediately lifted as
it might lead to a civil war and division among different
communities in the state, chief of International Manipuri
Mothers` Association (IMMA) RK Khumanleima told reporters
here.

It appeared that attempts were being made to divide
communities in the state, she said, adding that fulfilment
of the demands might not be in the hands of the state
government and the Centre should be approached.

The state has been witnessing an indefinite economic
blockade on the two national highways since August 1 after
Sadar Hills District Demand Committee (SHDDC) has launched the
blockade to demand conversion of Kuki-majority Sadar Hills
area in Naga-majority Senapati district into a full-fledged
district.

Opposing SHDDC`s demand, the United Naga Council
launched economic blockades on the both highways from
mid-August.

PTI



First Published: Monday, September 12, 2011 - 18:25

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