60-hour Pallel bandh stifles border trade

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IMPHAL, July 23: At least two vehicles were viciously attacked and damaged allegedly by bandh supporters along the Imphal-Moreh stretch of National Highway 39 today.

A 60-hour chakka bandh has been imposed beginning 6 am today by several organizations from Pallel led by Youth Volunteers Association in protest against state government transport department move to prohibit renewal of contract permit to passenger Tata Wingers plying between Imphal and Pallel.

At about 8:30 am today, suspected bandh supporters viciously attacked and damaged a passenger auto rickshaw bearing registration no MN 04 B 7219 and a private Maruti (A-Star) bearing registration no MN 01 W 9903. 

The 60-hour chakka bandh has been imposed in protest against the state government’s noncooperation on the demand of ten different organizations from Pallel area, including Kuki Students’ Organization, Pallel, Maring Students’ Union, Pallel, Winger Drivers’ Association, Pallel Bazar Board, and village chiefs of Pallel etc.

The bandh severely constraint vehicular movements on the Imphal-Moreh stretch of National Highway 39, bringing business along the international border to a complete halt as businessmen could not travel along the highway.

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