Center to send forces to remove NH Blockade to Manipur

After 65 days of blockade, center ( Government of India) has decided to send central forces to reove the blockade by ANSAM ( All Naga Students’ Association) launched this blockade to protest against holding of elections to six autonomous district councils in the Hills which, it alleged, were given not enough power to carry out development works.

Last 65 days of blockade has created severe shortage of essential commodities in Manipur. The cost of cooking gas cylinder has gone up to Rs. 1800 and it is rumoured that petrol in Imphal, capital city of Manipur, is selling at Rs. 100 a liter.

National Highways 39 (Imphal-Dimapur) and 53 (Imphal-Silchar), both high ways pass through Nagaland before reaching Manipur.

NEW DELHI: Taking a tough stand, the Centre on Monday decided to send security forces to remove the 65-day-old blockade by Naga groups of the two national highways, which has created a severe shortage of essential commodities in Manipur.
“We have decided to send Central forces to remove the blockade,” home secretary G K Pillai said. Source.

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