Strike cripples life in Manipur

Strike cripples life in Manipur
PTI
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First Published: Mon, Aug 03 2009. 12 13 PM IST
Updated: Mon, Aug 03 2009. 12 13 PM IST
Imphal: Normal life was disrupted in Manipur on Monday due to a 48-hour general strike called by a social organisation in protest against the killing of a youth in an alleged fake encounter.
Markets, shops and business establishments remained closed in the state due to the strike called by Apunb Lup (AL) which began from midnight last.
Transport services between Manipur and neighbouring states and within the state were also affected.
Attendance in government offices was almost nil, official sources said.
Reports from the districts said the strike also affected several parts of both hill and valley districts.
While official sources maintain the youth identified as Ch Sanjit, 27 was a militant and killed in an encounter with police commandos on 23 July last at Imphal market complex, the social organisation claimed that he was innocent and killed in a fake encounter.
The state witnessed mass agitation after pictures of the encounter were published in a Delhi-based news magazine.
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First Published: Mon, Aug 03 2009. 12 13 PM IST