Normal life disrupted in hill districts
Source: The Sangai Express / Newmai News Network

Imphal, April 13 2010: Normal life was paralyzed in four hill districts of Manipur on Tuesday following a 24-hour bandh since last night called by the Manipur Tribal JAC against elections under Unwanted District Council Act.

At least 20 loaded trucks were stranded at Mao Gate, Senapati district while 17 tourist buses were escorted towards Imphal by the security forces.

All the inter State and the inter district buses were off the road in all the four districts, Ukhrul, Chandel, Senapati and Tamenglong.

The business establishments in all the districts were closed.

However, there were no reports of any untoward incident till the time of filing this report.

ANSAM has called a 6-day economic blockade along the two NHs and on all the State highways from the midnight of April 11 in protest against the Manipur (Hill Areas) District Councils (3rd Amendment) Act, 2008 .