ANSAM bandh cripples Naga areas
Source: The Sangai Express

Imphal, July 13 2010: Normal life in the hill districts of Manipur, particularly in Naga dominated districts, remained paralysed on account of the 72-hour Chakka bandh called by All Naga Students' Association, Manipur (ANSAM) in protest against what it termed as the 'undemocratic and suppressive acts' of the State Government.

The Chakka bandh came into force since Monday evening.

The latest agitation of the student body has come after the 68-days long economic blockade along the National Highways-39 and 53 passing through Manipur in protest against the election to the Autonomous District Council (ADC) Amendment Act, 2008 .

Except for emergency and ceremonial services, no vehicles moved along all the routes passing in and around the four Naga dominated districts of Senapati, Chandel, Tamenglong and Ukhrul.

"We saw no commercial and private vehicles moving along NH-39 in Senapati district today," said a police officer serving in the district.

"In view of the Chakka bandh security has been beefed up along the Highway till Mao Gate bordering Nagaland as pre-emptive measures," he added.