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Manipur under siege: Normalcy crippled, administration collapses, protest galore

by Rinku Khumukcham
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Imphal, Oct 31

Manipur once more witnessed a total shut down with all form of lives put to a complete halt as people across the state particularly in Valley districts and some part of Hill districts cease normal lives and staged protest against any solution made between the NSCN-IM and the GoI that may hurt the sentiment of the people of the state.

1000s of people formed Human chain and shouted slogan to protect the integrity of Manipur under the aegis of Coordination Committee on Manipur Integrity (COCOMI).

At many places here in Manipur, sit-in-protest were staged warning of serious consequences if any unwanted agreement is signed between the NSCN-IM and GoI.

Government offices, banks and other government set up remain closed during the total shut down called by the COCOMI making the administration a complete standstill.

National media report said that the stalemate over a separate flag have been resolved between the two however a separate constitution will be discussed later. The two entities are likely to sign the agreement at 8 pm today.

When thousands across the state are protesting any unwanted settlement brought between the two, cadres of the NSCN-IM were seen praying at its camp at Hebron. There was also report about mass prayers at many churches in Naga dominated areas.

Coordination Committee on Manipur Integrity (COCOMI) is also organizing a mass rally today evening in protest against any –ve move by the government.

Sensing trouble state government has taken up various security measures across the state. Additional troop of CRPF have been deployed at many places in Imphal besides cordoning of Major Government offices with barricades and barb wire.

At present police have also alerted all security force to prevent any untoward incident.

Amidst the total shut down a ‘Run for Unity’ event was organised by the State Youth Affairs and Sports Ministry at the Khuman Lampak Sports Complex. The Run for Unity marathon was flagged off by state Youth Affairs and Sports Minister Letpao Haokip in the presence of Education Minister Radheshyam Singh, Lok Sabha MP Dr RK Ranjan Singh, Chief Secretary of Manipur Dr Suresh J Babu and several top brass Youth Affairs and Sports Ministry officials.

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