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Maoists lift economic blockade in Purulia

The blockade, called in protest against the 'loot of coal, minerals and forest by foreign and Indian monopoly houses'.

india Updated: May 27, 2006 17:31 IST

A three-day economic blockade called by Maoists was withdrawn on the second day in Purulia district of West Bengal on Saturday.

The blockade, called in protest against the "loot of coal, minerals and forest by foreign and Indian monopoly houses" was withdrawn after a decision to lift the blockade was taken at a core-committee meeting in Hazaribagh on Thursday, Maoist sources said.

The economic blockade was called in Naxal-infested Bandwan, Joypur, Bagmundi, Jhalda, Manbazar and Boro blocks in Purulia district on Thursday affecting vehicular movement, trade and business.