Manipur Total Bandh Called by Proscribed Outfits Successful in Valley Dists; Hill Dists Largely Unaffected

CorCom urged the people to support the struggle to regain the independence of Manipur.

The 24-hour and 12-hour state wide total bandh called by various proscribed umbrella group of Coordination Committee (CorCom), Alliance for Socialist Unity, Kangleipak (ASUK), Socialist Revolutionary Party, including National Liberation Front of Tripura (NLFT) against the inking of Manipur Merger Agreement September 21, 1949 has affected normal life in the valley districts of Manipur.

However, normal activity continued as usual in hill districts of Senapati, Chandel, Churachandpur, Kangpokpi, Phrezwal, Ukhrul, Kamjong, Tamenglong and Noney.

With the merger agreement of 1949 inked, the same year in October 15, 1949, India announced inclusion of Manipur to its federal structure of states which the proscribed outfits termed as Black Day.

Exemptions for medical, fire services, media and traditional and customary activities were allowed during the bandh. However, business hubs like Khwairamband, Paona and Thangal markets and local shops remained closed.

Manipur Police personnel kept a strict vigil at strategic locations to avoid untoward incident.

CorCom urged the people to support the struggle to regain the independence of Manipur.

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