Imphal, Aug 8,
Total shut down called by Kuki Inpi Manipur from 6 am today till 6 am of tomorrow had severely affect normal life in the state, particularly at Hill districts. The 24 hour shut down is being called against the indifferent attitude/ apathy of the Government of India towards the 100 of Kuki who were slaughtered by armed cadre of the NSCN-IM during 1992 to 1997 genocide mission.
The bandh is being supported by almost all Kuki civil society organisations as well the students’ body.
Since early morning supporters of the Kuki Inpi Manipur came out in the street particularly at Imphal Moreh Rout kangpokpi and Churachandpur area and burnt tyres in the middle of the road.
Journalists and officials of the state government who went for inauguration of the Opening of the Indo-Myanmar Friendship road at Border town Moreh are reported to be stuck and are facing problem as shops and all short of Business establishment have been put to complete halt.
Inter-district passenger bus service as well as mini passenger transport has also been severely affected.
At Border town Moreh even the media persons were not allow to move out from the Trade Centre where they are staying.
The report added that today’s programme has been disrupted and all the VIP including the Convenor of the Act Policy of the Manipur Government were also not allowed to go out even as there is an important function today.