Vehicles remained largely off the roads in the valley districts on Monday owing to the 48 hour bandh called by the KCP.
Newmai News Network
Imphal | February 12
Normal life was affected in the valley districts of Manipur following the 42-hour bandh called by the Kangleipak Communist Party-Military Council (KCP-MC), Nongdrenkhomba faction, in protest against the government’s alleged non response to the charter of demands submitted in the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) by the former.
The KCP-MC, Nongdrenkhomba faction, is a signatory of the Suspension of Operation (SoO). Some ten years ago, several factions of Kangleipak Communist Party (KCP) signed truce with the government.
It may be mentioned here that, ‘autonomy’ for the state of Manipur like Jammu and Kashmir and ‘Constitutional safeguard’ with regard to the territorial integrity of Manipur, repealing of AFSPA, enforcement of Inner Line Permit (ILP) system, uniform land law for both hills and the valley, to address violence against women in Manipur, anti-corruption squad etc. are some of the demands of the KCP-MC.
Today’s bandh began at 6:00 am. The bandh was supposed to continue till the midnight of February 13 but was shortened till the midnight of February 12 following the reported assurance from the government to look into some of the demands.
There was no report of any untoward incident but businesses and transport services were severely affected. Educational establishments were also affected by the bandh.
According to sources, the KCP-MC and the State Government officials led by Additional Chief Secretary (Home) Suresh Babu held an hour of talks starting from 12:30 pm today.