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Six loaded trucks set afire in Manipur

india Updated: Sep 18, 2011 01:55 IST

Six loaded trucks were set afire by suspected supporters of the ongoing economic blockade at Oinamlong area in Manipur's Tamenglong district.

The vehicles, which were coming from the border town of Jiribam were set ablaze by suspected supporters of the economic blockade at Oinamlong, about 150 Kms west of Imphal, on Friday, according to official reports.

While Sadar Hills District Demand Committee (SHDDC) has launched economic blockades on Manipur portions of Imphal-Jiribam-Silchar (NH 53) since August 1 last to demand conversion of Kuki-majority Sadar Hills area in Naga-majority Senapati district, United Naga Council (UNC) opposing the demand launched economic blockades on NH 53 and Manipur section of NH 39 linking Numaligar in Assam to the Indo-Myanmar border from middle of August.

Official sources said the state government had issued orders to arrest leaders of the SHDDC some days ago for launching the economic blockades but so far no arrest has been made.

Reports from the markets said prices of essential commodities have shot up due to scarcity of essential items due to economic blockades.