Bandh call disrupts normal life in Moreh
Source: The Sangai Express
Imphal, January 09 2017:
Normal life at border town Moreh and movement of vehicles along Imphal-Moreh stretch of National Highway 2 were disrupted yet again by a bandh today called by social organisations to protest the killing of a village chief and a local Church chairman by unidentified people yesterday.
Trading activities at Tengnoupal district's Moreh bordering Myanmar came to a complete halt as residents observed the bandh over the murder from 8 am.
No untoward incidents were reported during the 16-hours general strike.
Movement of vehicles was suspended on the important Imphal-Moreh road that passes through Tengnoupal called by the Hill Tribal Council and backed by Meitei Council Moreh, Kuki Chiefs Association (Moreh Block) and several women's organisations.
Several other organisations have also come out strongly against the twin murder.
Chief of Nongkham Gammon village Otkhomang Mate and local Church chairman Tilpao Haokip were shot dead and their bodies were found the next day after the deceased were abducted by some unknown people around 7 pm of January 6 .
The Mate Tribe Union has condemned the incident and demanded immediate clarification from the people responsible for the killing of the duo.
It has also demanded the Government to look into the matter.
Chingshanglak Rilram Yekkul Area and Nongkham Satang Village Authority also condemned the murder and appealed to all organisations, including militant groups, to stop such inhuman activities in future.