Naga body calls fresh economic blockade in Manipur
Imphal: Manipur is bracing for another round of scarcity of essential goods as the United Naga Council has called a 20-day economic blockade of the state`s two vital national highways from Wednesday.
The UNC said the blcokade would begin from six am tomorrow demanding lifting of Section 144 CrPC from some hill areas among others.
Only on June 18 a crippling 68-day economic blockade of the Imphal-Dimapur-Guwahati highway (NH 39) and Imphal-Jiribam-Silchar highway (NH 53), called by the All-Naga
Students Association, Manipur had ended.
Official sources said all efforts would be made to make vehicles ply on the two arterial highways during the blockade.
Due to the earlier 68-day blockade, prices of almost all essential commodities are still ruling high in the market, official sources said.
A cooking gas cylinder, which normally cost Rs 400, is being sold now at Rs 1600. Similarly, onion is selling at Rs 30 per Kg, potato at Rs 30 and petrol at Rs 80 per litre in the black market.
Political parties have strongly condemned the fresh blocakde call, dubbing the move as an attempt to break up Manipur by creating communal tension.
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