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Manipur insurgent organisations call for R-Day boycott

Major insurgent organisations, including the United National Liberation Front, have called for a boycott of the Republic Day celebrations in Manipur.

Updated: Jan 24, 2013, 13:26 PM IST

Imphal: Major insurgent organisations, including the United National Liberation Front, have called for a boycott of the Republic Day celebrations in Manipur.

In separate statements today, the organisations said people should not take part in the celebrations and remain indoors to protest the `forcible merger` of Manipur with the Indian union in 1949.

Security measures have been tightened particularly in the four valley districts of Imphal East, Imphal West, Bishenpur and Thoubal, official sources said.
Meanwhile, a powerful bomb was defused yesterday after it was found at Narainsena in Bishenpur district.

PTI