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Long queue seen in Imphal Petrol Depot as 1000 hours blockade begins in Karbi Anglong district

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People of the state once more witness long queue at Petrol Depot in Imphal as 1000 hours blockade begins in Karbi Anglong District of Assam from 5 am today morning. As a result of the blockade Manipur and Nagaland remain cut off from the rest of the country.The blockade was imposed by the Joint Action Committee (JAC) demanding the creation of an autonomous state, which it says should be carved out of Assam.Vehicles from the two states have to travel through the Karbi Anglong district of Assam district along NH 39 at a stretch of 32 km from Lahorijaan to Garam Pani. Thousands of trucks, interstate buses and private vehicles were caught unaware since there was no proper announcement of the blockade and were stranded along the highway.Although, the blockade did not have an impact on Nagaland on the first day. All filling stations were open as usual and various commodities in general and consumer items in particular have not registered any price hike.Government sources in Kohima said that the Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh is likely to take some drastic actions in response to the letter written by the Nagaland Chief Minister T.R. Zeliang. Meanwhile, the Manipur government has not reacted at all.In Manipur, all filling stations, except two, were not open from Monday morning when the blockade began. The two filling stations were shut down within a few hours on the pretext of a stock run-out. There was no employee in the locked up filling stations to explain why there was no stock even before the blockade started. High officials of his department were not seen in the offices.Since Nagaland is not affected so far in any manner by the blockade in Assam what is happening in Manipur is obviously the handiwork of unscrupulous elements, says veteran journalist based in Imphal.

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