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48-hr COPTAM bandh continues peacefully
Correspondent IMPHAL, Sept 16:
Published on 17 Sep. 2010 12:00 AM IST
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Normal life remained unaffected in hill districts of Ukhrul, Tamenglong and Chandel of Manipur as the 48-hour general strike called by the Committee on Protection of Tribal Areas, Manipur (COPTAM) commenced on Thursday.
However, some inconveniences were faced by the residents as inter-district buses remained off the road. The normal life in Churachandpur district and Kangpokpi was crippled, police sources said adding that streets wore deserted look as most of the vehicles were off the road and shops and other establishments remained closed for the day.
No vehicles entered Manipur on Imphal-Dimapur section of the NH-39 from Nagaland side. Around 180 loaded trucks remained stranded at Khuzuma police check post till late this evening. Police said that the trucks were stopped from proceeding towards Imphal as no security to escort them arrived. No untoward incident was reported till evening from any part of the state.
Meanwhile, normal traffic along the Imphal-Moreh section of the NH-39 was affected today for the second day due to the 72-hour bandh imposed jointly by AMSU, Chandel District Committee, KSO, Moreh Block and students of Moreh Government Higher Secondary School.

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