Imphal, July 20: The 13 hours general strike called by proscribed group Kangleipak Communist Party (KCP, Poirei Meitei) has severely affected normal life in Imphal area. The outfit called the general strike demanding action against illegal appointments of regular post to two professors at Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Medical Sciences (JNIMS).
Almost all the shops and business establishments were closed including Khwairamband Keithel, Paona Keithel, Thagal Keithel. Educational institution also remained closed with less attendance at Government run offices.
Bank transaction too was put to a complete halt due to the ongoing bandh.
Roads are deserted with only few vehicles. Inter-state bus services, passenger vehicles stay off the road.
Meanwhile, all types of vehicles were also stopped plying along the NH-37 (Imphal-Jiri and Imphal-Tamenglong Road).
On Imphal – Dimapur too all inter- state bus services to suspended during the general strike.
However, the bandh fails to give impact live at Hill district particularly at Senapati District and Churachandpur district.