Monday, November 29, 1999

CRPF personnel arrive in Manipur to clear blockade

News posted by

Imphal, June 17 (PTI) Over 80 CRPF personnel today reached Manipur to clear the two-month-old economic blockade by Naga students on two national highways in the state which has led to a critical shortage of essential supplies. The contingent of 88 CRPF personnel drove straight to the CRPF headquarters at Langjing, about 10 km from here, after reaching from Delhi, official sources said. The deployment of central forces on the National Highway 39 (Imphal-Dimapur-Guwahati) and 53 (Imphal-Jiribam- Silchar), considered the lifelines of Manipur, was decided at a meeting Union Home Secretary G K Pillai held with the Manipur Chief Secretary and two additional chief secretaries of Nagaland in Delhi on June 16. Prices of essential commodities have sky rocketed due to the blockade by All Naga Students Union Manipur (ANSAM) which has affected both the valley and the hills. The ANSAM''s blockade since early April was in protest against the holding of elections to autonomous district councils in the hills. It was intensified after the Manipur government opposed the visit of NSCN-IM general secretary T Muivah to his ancestral village, Somdal, in Ukrul district early last month. PTI TP MM PC.

News posted by

Click here to read more news from
Please follow our blogs



No comments:

Post a Comment