Bandh opposing decision to bury tribal martyrs affects Lamka town

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Bandh supporters during the bandh imposed against the decision to bury the nine martyrs on February 13. IFP Photo
Bandh supporters during the bandh imposed against the decision to bury the nine martyrs on February 13. IFP Photo

CHURACHANDPUR, February 12: Opposing the announcement to bury the nine tribal martyrs on February 13 jointly by the UPF and the KNO leadership, a group of people imposed a 24-hour shut down affecting normal life in Lamka.

All shops and other business establishments remained closed in Lamka Town.

Volunteers burnt tyres at various place including at New Lamka, Mission Veng Police Station junction, Tipaimukh road, more fiercely at the Light House/ Sialmat junction where a group of youth and women stood guard.

The leader of the volunteers said that today’s bandh was a show of opposition to the UPF/ KNO joint decision regarding the burial of the nine tribal martyrs tomorrow.

They also resorted to shouting slogans against the three bills passed by the State Assembly on August 31, 2915.

They also shouted slogans like “Tribal unity long live,” “Down down Manipur government and no rest until the bills are repealed.”

However, till the filing of this report, there had been no incident of violence.

The leaders also said that the bandh will be extended for another 24 hours which means till midnight of tomorrow.

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