Life in Manipur comes to a standstill with bandh

Life in Manipur was brought to a halt on Tuesday thanks to separate bandhs called by different bodies, including the banned CorCom – a coordinating committee of six rebel outfits.

Business establishments at Khwairamband market in the heart of Imphal were closed even as security men maintained vigil at all strategic areas to thwart any unwanted eventualities. Interstate and inter-district passenger busses remained suspended, though essential and ceremonial services and regular flights were not disrupted.

All educational institutions in Imphal valley were also closed and attendance in various government offices was minimal. Life was also paralyzed at other district headquarters and towns.

Corcom and the National Liberation Front of Tripura (NLFT) jointly called the bandh for 18 hours from Monday midnight in protest against the merger of then Manipur and Tripura with India on October 15, 1949.

Read full report here,  Times of India


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