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JCILPS 19 hours General strike paralyses state

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The 19 hours state-wide general strike called by the Joint Committee on Inner Line Permit System Manipur from midnight of July 6 demanding the revocation of “The Regulation of Visitors ,Tenant and Migrants Bill 2015” and to frame a comprehensive bill which will safeguard the interests of the indigenous inhabitants of the region have paralyzed the state. Roads wore a deserted look as public and private vehicles stayed off the roads and public places including government and private offices, educational institutions including schools and colleges remained closed. Markets, oil pumps and cinema halls also closed down in view of the strike. Volunteers kept a vigil on various important areas to ensure the general strike is being enforced, preventing commuters from using the roads. Meanwhile, effigies of the 57 members of the state legislative assembly were found hung at Thangmeiband with placards containing words portraying to be confessions of the effigies expressing their inability to safeguard the interest of the indigenous people leading to their suicides. On the other hand, the state assembly carried out its scheduled session as usual without any sign of disruptions in contrast to the situation in most other parts of the state.    

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