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MPP call-off fast unto death stir
Correspondent IMPHAL, JUN 15:
Published on 16 Jun. 2010 12:52 AM IST
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The eight days fast unto death stir of the Manipur People Party (MPP) was call-off Tuesday in response to the assurance from Union Home Minister, P Chidambaram of opening the economic blockade within the next few days.
Chidambaram also informed that Centre had sent 16 companies of Central paramilitary forces including one company of women personnel to Manipur to be deployed on National Highway for opening the economic blockade.
Further, the five leaders of the party who were arrested by the police had also been released this afternoon.
Meanwhile, around 400 loaded trucks including 14 bullet tankers (bulk LPG carrier) and 13 oil tankers were reported stranded at Jiribam for proceeding on the NH-53. Official source here said that the 470 loaded trucks including 24 oil tankers and 23 inter-state passenger buses were likely to reach Jiribam tomorrow in the early hour.

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