48-hr bandh shortened to 24-hr; hits life in Manipur valley

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Thingbaijam Dhamen

Imphal: Normal life, particularly business activities in almost all the major markets across the valley districts of strife-hit Manipur, was hit by the 48-hour bandh imposed in protest against arrest of three members of UNLF (P) including two top leaders by NIA.

Meanwhile, the civil society organisations sponsoring the bandh today announced cutting short the agitation to 24 hours, that is, the bandh will be concluded at midnight of today (Friday).

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As many as 12 civil society organizations endorsed the bandh announced by the Federation of Civil Society Organizations (FOCS)

Coupled with the commencement of the final exam of Class-X conducted by the Board of Secondary Education Manipur (BoSEM), traffic was almost normal in the early hours of the general strike.

However, shops and other business centres downed their shutters in support of the general strike.

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