Manipur economic blockade ineffective
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Last Updated: Monday, August 09, 2010, 18:10
Imphal: The economic blockade on national highways in Manipur from August 4 was 'ineffective' as trucks with essential supplies were running normally, official reports said Monday.

The reports said that the trucks were running on the Imphal-Dimapur-Guwahati National Highway 39 and the Imphal-Jiribam-Silchar escorted by security personnel.

The blockade has been called by the United Naga Council (UNC) demanding withdrawal of prohibitory orders from some hill areas in the state.

Reports from the districts said the state was still facing problems of scarcity of essential supplies due to the 68-day economic blockade on the two highways by the All Naga Students' Association Manipur (ANSAM), which had opposed the recently-concluded elections to the autonomous district council elections. The blockade had ended on June 18.

Several civil organisations have appealed to the UNC to call off its present economic blockade as it affected both the hills and valley areas of the state.


First Published: Monday, August 09, 2010, 18:10

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