AMUCO's bandh concludes
Source: Hueiyen News Service

Imphal, May 07 2010: The shortened statewide general strike imposed by the AMUCO concluded at 6 pm today even as it severely affected to the normal life.

During the general strike womenfolk staged sit-in protest at various places.

During the general strike hour, sit-in protests were staged at various places apart from burning down of effigies of the Prime Minister, Home Minister and other leaders registering strong protest against giving permission to Muivah to visit the state without the consent of the state government.

Owing to the general strike, all types of vehicles were off the road and shops and business establishments across the four valley districts remained close for the day.

No untoward incident reported during the bandh hour.

Streets in the main places in all the valley districts wore deserted during the general strike, reports collected from various districts said.

The 48-hour statewide general strike imposed by the AMUCO in protest against the proposed visit of Muivah in the state which was commenced from Thursday evening, 6 pm, shortened to 24-hour and concluded peacefully.

The president of AMUCO, KT Rehman announced the cut-short of the 48-hour general strike to 24-hour and will be ended by 6 pm, told AMUCO's president KT Rehman reporters briefing reporters forenoon saying that the decision to shorten the general strike was on consideration of the suffering faced by the people due to the prolong economic blockade on the national highways passing through the state.

People of the state have been facing hardship owing to the prolong economic blockade imposing by the ANSAM on the national highways but protest stir will continue until Muivah dropped his stand to visit the state and his effort of slicing out part of Manipur to form greater Nagaland is stopped, he announced.

AMUCO also shared to the sorrowed to the bereaved families of two youths died in yesterday's incident at Mao gate and also condemned the incident.

The responsibility of the incident will be borne by the Government of India, he added.

Reiterating the firm stance of the organisation, KT Rehman said the AMUCO is determined to stand against all the challenges ahead of the Manipur integrity.

He also appealed to be bewared of the rumous which amount to lead communal clash in the prevailing situation.

Meanwhile, womenfolk staged sit-in protest at various places across the districts.

They also burnt down effigies of Prime Minister, Home Ministers and other leaders alleging them of creating communal tension among the people of the state.

In one of the sit-in protest staged at Nungoi Litan Makhong in Imphal east, participants burnt down effigies of the Prime Minister, Home Minister and other who were allegedly indulging in communal tension in the state.

The womenfolk of Lamlai, Chalou, Tellou Chana and Swumbung also marched a protest rally which was followed by sit-in protest at Yourbung.

Effigies of PM, HM and others were burnt down at Keishamthong Bazar.

Against Muivah's effort of enter Manipur, sit-in protests were also staged at many places in Thoubal district in which effigies of Centre and other were burnt down at the concluding part of the protest.

They also shouted various slogans like "We opposed Muivah's visit in Manipur, Muivah is coming to break the integrity of Manipur, no cease fire in force in the state, we condemned Muivah of not knowing the historical facts of Manipur," etc.