UNC shut-down ends peacefully

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SENAPATI: The 12-hour Total Shutdown imposed by the United Naga Council (UNC) in ‘Naga territories’ in Manipur ended without any untoward incidents. According to sources from the UNC, the 12-hour bandh which started from 6 am was peaceful in all the ‘Naga territories’ in Manipur. On account of being a Sunday, Church services continued as usual in different parts of the state though the people strictly adhered to the call of the UNC to observe the shutdown.

The ‘total shutdown’ was called by the UNC in support of the Indo-Naga peace process” and to urge for translating the “historic Framework Agreement signed on August 3, 2015 in New Delhi to its logical conclusion at the earliest based on the unique history of the Nagas and situation”. Vehicular movements along the national and state highways were severely affected due to the ‘total shut down’.

Acknowledging the people’s support, the UNC expressed its gratitude to the Naga people for the co-operation and the success of the 12-hour ‘shut down’. The UNC also called upon the Naga people to ‘remain alert at this critical juncture’ saying that Nagas cannot afford to be complacent about the situation.

Meanwhile, our correspondent informed that normal life in Tamenglong and Noney districts was affected on Sunday due to the UNC agitation. All shops located at Noney and Tamenglong town markets remained shut while all types of vehicles stayed off the road during the shut-down period. However, there is no report of any untoward incidents.

The 12-hour total shutdown called by United Naga Council in Naga territories affected life in Chandel district too on Sunday. Passenger services between Pallel and Chandel and Chandel to Chakpikarong remained suspended for the day while shops and business establishments in Chandel district headquarters downed their shutters. No untoward incident, however, was reported during the total shutdown which ended peacefully at 6pm Sunday.

The total shutdown also affected norla chores in Chandel district. Passenger services between Pallel and Chandel and Chandel to Chakpikarong remained suspended for the day while shops and business establishments in Chandel district headquarters downed their shutters. No untoward incident, however, was reported during the total shutdown which ended peacefully at 6pm Sunday.

Source: The People’s Chronicle

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