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Strike affects normal life in Manipur

india Updated: Aug 19, 2009 12:22 IST
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Normal life continued to be paralysed in Manipur as the 36-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 Wednesday, official reports said.

Markets, shops and business establishments remained closed while transport services between Manipur and neighbouring states and within the states were cancelled for security reasons.

Attendance in government offices was almost nil, official sources said, adding that police and central para-military forces were heavily deployed at various parts of the state capital complex to prevent any untoward incident.

The social organisation Apunba Lup (AL) had called the general strike demanding resignation of Chief Minister O Ibobi Singh on moral ground over killing of a youth by police commandos in "fake encounter" on July 23 last here.

The organisation is also pressing for dismissal of commandos involved in the killing of Chungkham Sanjit at Imphal market complex, besides action against senior police officers responsible for deployment of the commandos at market complex.