Normal life continued to be paralysed in Manipur as the 48-hour general strike called by a social outfit to protest the killing of a youth in an alleged fake encounter entered the second day on Tuesday.
Markets, shops and business establishments were closed while transport services between Manipur and neighbouring states were cancelled.
Attendance in government offices
was almost nil. The general strike was total in both valley and hill districts, reports reaching in Imphal said.
The social organisation Apunba Lup had called the general strike in protest against the killing of Chungkham Sanjit (27) in an allegedly fake encounter on July 23 at Imphal
Market complex by police commandos. The strike started on the night of August two.