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Strike cripples life in Manipur

india Updated: Aug 03, 2009 10:55 IST

Normal life was on Monday disrupted in Manipur due to a 48-hour general strike called by a social organisation in protest against the killing of a youth in an alleged fake encounter.

Markets, shops and business establishments remained closed in the state due to the strike called by Apunb Lup (A L) which began from last midnight.

Transport services between Manipur and neighbouring states and within the state were also affected.

Attendance in government offices was almost nil, official sources said.

Reports from the districts said the strike also affected several parts of both hill and valley districts.

While official sources maintain the youth identified as Ch Sanjit (27) was a militant and killed in an encounter with police commandos on July 23 last at Imphal market complex, the social organisation claimed that he was innocent and killed in a fake encounter.

The state witnessed mass agitation after pictures of the encounter were published in a Delhi-based news magazine.