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Imphal-Moreh bandh begins, traffic disrupted

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By EMN Updated: Jan 23, 2015 10:35 pm
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Newmai News Network
IMPHAL, January 23

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]he indefinite bandh along Imphal-Moreh road imposed by the Lilong Unified Political Link disrupted traffic movement on the highway on Friday.
Meanwhile, the district administration has imposed the CrPC 144 in the whole district of Thoubal in view of the likelihood occurrence of violence and breach of peace and general strike/total state bandh called by the underground elements in the entire North East including Manipur state and also in view of the forthcoming Republic Day Celebrations.The strike has been enforced by the Muslim body to protest against the Manipur Government for not expanding a 4 km-long section of the National Highway-2 from Lilong to Waithou in Thoubal district.
Reports said bandh supporters did not allow even movement of vehicles carrying wedding parties and forced people who were passing the district for religious activities on the highway to return to their original points.
The strike spearheaded by the Lilong Unified Political Link began at 6 am.
The orgnaisation has claimed that widening of the Imphal-Moreh highway stretch has been completed by the state Government by ignoring the Lilong-Waithou section of the highway.
Meanwhile, Agriculture minister and local MLA Md Abdul Nasir today cleared that the state Government has to start expansion work for the Imphal-Moreh road section from February this year.
“The amount for the work has already been earmarked,” the agriculture minister told media persons in his official chamber here.
He claimed that the ongoing obstruction on Imphal-Moreh road has been instigated by some aspiring candidates for the coming state assembly election.
The minister said people should not support the strike and appealed to the bandh enforcers to suspend it.
“Indulging in anti-social activities must be stopped. The people should not be misguided,” Nasir said.

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By EMN Updated: Jan 23, 2015 10:35:35 pm