Normal life affected in Manipur due to general strike

Last Updated: Thursday, October 15, 2009 - 11:22

Imphal: Normal life was on Thursday affected in
Manipur due to a general strike called by insurgent outfits to
protest the merger of the state with the country on October
15, 1949.

Markets, shops and business establishments remained closed
while transport services between Manipur and neighbouring
states were cancelled.

Attendance in government offices was almost nil as
employees could not reach offices due to absence of transport
services, reports said.

The strike also affected normal life in the interior
districts.

Security forces were deployed at important points in the
capital town here.

The Manipur People`s Liberation Front (MPLF), formed by
some major insurgent organisations, has called the 24-hour
strike.

Bureau Report



First Published: Thursday, October 15, 2009 - 11:22
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