General strike cripples normal life

IMPHAL, April 15: General strikes including public curfew imposed by outlawed underground organisations ahead of the two-day visit of the President of India Pranab Mukherjee have paralysed the normal life in the state.

Ahead of the President’s arrival at Tulihal Airport, Imphal, CorCom comprising of  KCP, PREPAK, PREPAK (PRO), KYKL, UNLF and RPF had boycotted the Presidential visit and called a general strike.

United Revolutionary Front, Manipur had also imposed a general strike from 5 am. today till the time the President leaves Imphal on April 16 while another outfit KCP (MC) imposed public curfew from 5 am today to 5 am tomorrow.

Activities at all commercial areas including the Khwairamband Keithel were negligible.

The general strike called by the ug groups also affected the educational institutions including government schools as all schools remained closed for the day.

Cinema halls and other entertainment centres also remained shut.

Oil pumps also remained closed.

The general strike also affected passenger vehicle service in the state with both inter state and inter district passenger vehicles remaining off the roads.

The percentage of private vehicles were also almost negligible.

Most roads in the general areas of Imphal City and greater Imphal wore deserted look.

However as a large number of state security personnel including central para military forces took up stringent security measures, there were no report of undesirable incidents in the midst of the first day of the general strikes called by UG outfits.

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