'Campaign for indigenes' affects normal life

Normal life in the state was paralysed during the dawn to dusk ‘suspension of services’ campaign launched by Maoist Communist Party Manipur (MCPM) on Saturday.

The armed group launched the campaign in connection with its movement for the protection of indigenous people of the state. It was on November 18, 1950 that the Foreigners Act, enacted as a legislation to safeguard the interest of indigenous people and identification of foreigners, was scrapped from Manipur, the armed group said.

Normal life in most parts of state particularly valley areas was affected by the campaign as major shops downed shutters and no passenger vehicles plied though private vehicles could be seen moving sparsely.

Commercial activities in Imphal including Khwairamband Keithel, Thangal and Paona Keithel were also seriousless affected on account of the shutdown.

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