42-hr Manipur bandh called off

The 42-hour bandh call given by militant groups under suspension of operation (SoO), which began Monday morning at 6:00 am, was called off in the afternoon following a talk with authority of Manipur government.

A sharp reduction in traffic was witnessed across the streets in the state capital city. Long distance service vehicles including inter-state buses from other district headquarters did not arrive in Imphal for the day.

Educational institutions, shops and business establishments, market places, private undertaking offices, petrol pumps etc remained close for the day.

Government offices were, however, opened but with thin attendance.

Meanwhile, leaders of Kangleipak Communist Party (KCP) held a talk with representatives of state government led by state additional chief secretary (home), Dr J Suresh Babu in the office chamber of the later.

During the hour long talks, the additional chief secretary convinced the leaders of the agitating groups that government was ready to address some important demands included in the charter of demands submitted to the government at the time inking the memorandum of understanding (MoU). He also assured the groups that their plight will be highlighted to the chief minister who is also in-charge of state home department.

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