Two different general strikes is likely to hit normal life in Manipur from October 14 till October 15 night. During the strike, no commodity including consumer items, cannot be brought to Manipur.

Kuki Impi Manipur and Naga People's Organisation have called a 48 hour- general strike in Manipur from the midnight of October 14. Talking to reporters T. Thangkam president of Kuki Impi Saikul and Chance Raikhan, president of Naga People's organisation said that for unexplained reasons the government had brought 120 villages of the Naga and the Kuki tribes under the police stations located in non-tribal areas. They had made representations to the authorities to rectify the same. The organisation warned of more stirs, if the government did not respond after the proposed general strike.

The Coordinating Committee (Corcom) of the six proscribed underground organisations in Manipur have joined hands with National Liberation Front of Tripura to call an 18-hour general strike in both the states from midnight of October 14. A joint statement issued by Corcom and NFLT says that these two independent kingdoms were forcibly merged with independent India on October 15, 1948. Contending that the merger was against international law these outfits have been observing "Black month" from September 15 to October 15 all these years.

As the governments of Manipur and Tripura anticipate violence during the general strike called by the militant groups security measures have been beefed up.


Strike hits normal life in Manipur October 15, 2013