Source: The Sangai Express
Imphal, November 12 2016:
Some women vendors of Khwairamband market, anguished by the prolonged economic blockade being imposed by UNC, have today launched a counter economic blockade on some roads leading to hill districts from Imphal.
With the State cut off from other parts of the country for the past many days, all sections of the people have been literally living under a siege.
Anguished by the economic blockade which has been going on for the past 12 days, women vendors of Khwairamband Keithel today went to different parking lots and prevented transportation of essential commodities including rice to hill districts.
Goods loaded on different vehicles heading for hill districts were pulled down at Jiri parking (Wahengbam Leikai), Noney parking (Moirang Leirak Machin), Nagamapal parking, Kangpokpi parking (Khoyathong) and Lamlong parking. The women vendors maintained that they would prevent transportation of essential commodities to hill districts until UNC lifts its economic blockade.