Sinlung /
23 November 2012

Manipur Highway Blockade Suspended

Imphal, Nov 23 : The public blockade on National Highways 2 and 37 besides other inter-district routes has been suspended temporarily following a talk between the agitating body and a government team today.

Demanding creation of a separate Kuki State, the Kuki State Demand Committee (KSDC) called the blockade on both national and State highways in the Kuki-inhabited areas in Manipur since November 17 evening, forcing the entire 2.5 million population of the State to face artificial scarcity of fuel.

“Given the demand of the Kuki National Organisation (KNO) and the United People’s Front (UPF) for a political dialogue, the Union Home Ministry was apprised of the matter and the Union Home Ministry has responded positively to depute an official team after the Winter Session of Parliament to Imphal.

In the meantime, the KSDC has been requested to call off the blockade on national highways and maintain peace,” said a government communique which was made available to the media today.


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