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BSF deployed on highway to bring life-saving drugs to Manipur

india Updated: May 19, 2010 17:12 IST

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BSF has been deployed on a vital road link between Manipur and Silchar in Assam to bring life-saving drugs and foodgrains here as the two national highways remained blocked for over a month by Naga students.

BSF personnel have been deployed on the National Highway to bring in oil tankers, trucks laden with goods and other vehicles stranded at Jiribam, about 200 km from here, on Manipur-Assam border, officials said.

The Naga students are opposing holding of election to the autonomous district councils in the hill districts of Manipur and protesting Manipur government's decision to prevent NSCN(I-M) leader T Muivah from visiting his native Somdal village in Ukhrul district.

Meanwhile, IAF cargo planes continued to airlift rice and life-saving drugs since Monday from Guwahati for Manipur.

In view of the acute shortage of essential items, Manipur government has requested neighbouring Mizoram to allow it to bring essential supplies from Silchar via Aizawl, they said.

So far, 50 vehicles loaded with essential items, cement, building materials and other goods have reached Churachandpur district in Manipur, the officials said.