Imphal, June 7,
Traffic along both National Highways of Manipur connecting Manipur with the rest of India as well as the National high way connecting border country Myanmar through Moreh has been severely affected due to the 24 hours general strike called by the Kuki Students’ Organisation (KSO) demanding release of its 10 office bearers of KSO Gunpi Block who were arrested by police in connection with the arson of St. Joseph School Sugnu.
Report reaching here said that all inter-state transport service remained cancelled and private vehicles, goods trucks and oil tankers too stay off the road due to the general strike.
At Imphal-Dimapur road large number of KSO supporters stopped all sort of vehicular movement from Motbung to Taphou Kuki Village near Senapati. Around 100s of passenger buses and mini taxi coming from Dimapur and Kohima have been reported stranded at Senapati district head quarter.
Talking over phone a passenger, who is stranded at Senapati expressed displeasure over the inconveniences created to them due to the bandh.
“I have been told that Manipur is today a bandh free state and I wander how such a claim turn out to be joke”, Sumant Singh , a passenger said.
He questioned the government on why the state government makes no security arrangement for the vehicles coming from Dimapur.
All sort of Imphal-Moreh transport service have also been suspended for today as bandh supporters blocked road at many places along the route. The bandh also hit Indo-Myanmar border trade and Namphalong Market which used to be crowded everyday looks deserted today.
On the other hand report said that the bandh hits hard disturbing normalcy in Churachandpur district. As many as 3 passenger Diesel auto were vandalized by the bandh supporters. Market place, shops and all sort of establishment remain closed in the district during the 24 hour general strike.
Vehicular movement along the Imphal Jiri road has also been affected as all transport service suspended today due to the bandh.
Rabi Takhellambam, a resident of Kairembikhok Mayai Leikai, ThoubaI District has been in the field of Journalism for more than 10 years. Rabi, is well known for his reporting from Thoubal side and Indo-Myanmar border. Rabi is also a member of All Manipur Working Journalist Union, the parent body of Journalist Union in Manipur. He can be contacted by email at [email protected]
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