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Bandh affects normal life in Manipur

A 24-hr strike has been called in protest against the proposal to construct a dam at Tipaimukh area.

india Updated: Nov 11, 2006 12:42 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India

Normal life was crippled in Manipur on Saturday following a 24-hour 'general strike' called by 29 social organisations in protest against the proposal to construct a dam at Tipaimukh area in Churachandpur district.

Markets and business establishments remained closed while private vehicles were off the roads in response to the strike which began from 6 am.

Transport services between Manipur and neighbouring states were cancelled in view of the bandh called by the social organisations, including Action Committee Against Tipaimukhy Project (ACATP).

ACATP spokesman K Pamei said the outfit would intensify its stir against the proposed dam project by launching economic blockade on national highways.

The ACATP, he said, would also boycott the proposed visits of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi to Manipur this month.

Manipur govenment had signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with North Eastern Electric Power Corporation to construct the dam at Tipaimukh over Barak river in the district.

First Published: Nov 11, 2006 12:42 IST