United Naga Council begins 20-day Manipur blockade
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Imphal: United Naga Council began its 20-day economic blockade on national highways 39 and 53 in restive Manipur from Aug 4, compounding the woes of the people, who recently faced shortage of essential commodities owing to a similar stir.

Supported by UNC, which is spearheading the Naga integration campaign, the All Naga Students' Association, Manipur (Ansam), had imposed a 68-day economic blockade on the two highways that ended on June 18. Ansam demanded nullification of the Autonomous District Council (ADC) Amendment Act 2008, saying it deprives the tribals of their rights.

Meanwhile, largescale security arrangements have been made along the Imphal-Dimapur and Imphal-Silchar roads. "Road opening patrols have been intensified in areas along NH-39," a police officer said.
Posted On : 05 Aug 10
United Naga Council begins 20-day Manipur blockade
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