JAC`s total bandh ends, economic blockade likely


KANGPOKPI, October 20: The 48 hr total bandh in all hill districts of the state imposed by the Joint Action Committee against the killing of Khupneilal Neihsiel and Robert Hesei Kipgen allegedly in a fake encounter by personnel of 8 AR on January 28 ended this midnight.

Meanwhile, a reliable source also said that JAC is expected to hold a joint meeting with various Kuki CSOs tomorrow for further course of its agitation, which is likely to be more intense than before while adding that indefinite economic blockade in all highways in the hill districts of the State is also likely to be discussed in the joint meeting.

Endorsed and teamed up by various Kuki CSOs including Kuki Inpi Manipur, KSO, TSA, and TYA, the 48 hr JAC total bandh completely disrupted normal life in most part of the hill districts with bringing vehicular movement to completely standstill and total shuttered of business establishments and Government institutions.

Reportedly, the JAC on Kadangband killings had been contemplated on the 48 hr total bandh to show discontentment over the failure of the state Government to table the magisterial probe report pertaining to the alleged fake encounter within the stipulated three months period.

Providentially, no problematic situation has been reported during the 48 hr JAC total bandh in any part of the hill districts even if the bandh severely derail the entire administration and normal in hill districts of the State.

Volunteers of JAC had strictly conducted read-through of exempted vehicular movement at Taphou Kuki village and Gamgiphai in Sadar Hills along the Trans Asian Highway No.1.

Interestingly, the district administrator of Senapati Jacintha Lazarus, Deputy Commissioner Senapati, who is on her way to Imphal from the DHQ was halted for more than an hour at Gamgiphai this morning at around 10 am by bandh supporters.

It is also reported that around 50 loaded trucks and more than 50 passenger vehicles including wingers, inter-state buses and private vehicles are stranded at Hengbung Composite Taxation Gate, Senapati public ground and police gate respectively.

Meanwhile, a reliable JAC source said that there is no intimate solicitation on the part of the state Government over the issue until today.


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