Security measures in place for HM's visit
Source: Hueiyen News Service / Newmai News Network
Imphal, October 30 2011:
Union home minister P Chidambaram is all set to tour the various parts of Manipur hill areas on November 2 amid 48 hours total bandh called by Sadar Hills Districthood Demand Committee (SHDDC) in all the hill districts beginning from the midnight of October 31 and the indefinite bandh in Sadar Hills, also from the midnight of
October 31 .
The 48-hour hill district bandh is in protest against the alleged high-handedness of the security force personnel on October 27 at Kangpokpi and the indefinite bandh in Sadar Hills has been the expression of resentment of the SHDDC regarding the delaying in the creation of Sadar Hills district.
Given this situation, the Manipur valley will again be cut-off from the rest of the country with even private vehicles will not be allowed to travel through Sadar Hills.
NH-39 and NH-37 (NH-53) pass through Sadar Hills.
Meanwhile, preparation for the Union Home Minister's two-day visit in Manipur is underway in the state capital Imphal with government officials, state and central security forces who are to assist the police in taking up security measures at the places where P Chidambaram is to visit.
Reports said advance teams of the security and officials have started moving to wherever the Union home minister is to visit.
The Union Home Minister P Chidambaram is scheduled to arrive at the Imphal Airport on November 2 by a special aircraft of the BSF where he will be airlifted to Jessami in Ukhrul district of Manipur bordering with Nagaland by a chopper along with Manipur Chief Minister O Ibobi Singh.
The same chopper will airlift the VVIPs to Senapati district headquarters where a newly constructed mini-secretariat building there will be inaugurated.
P Chidambaram is also likely to visit other places in hill districts.
Reports said the Union home minister who will hold a night at Manipur Raj Bhavan will chair a high level meeting with the top civil and police officials of the Manipur government during his busy schedules.
The meeting will review the law and order of the state besides taking stock of the ongoing three month long economic blockades on the national highways called separately by the SHDDC and UNC.