IMPHAL, October 15: The 18 hour general strike imposed by the Coordination Committee, CorCom a conglomeration of six outfits namely KCP, KYKL, PREEPAK, PREEPAK (Pro), RPF and UNLF hugely affected normal life in the State today.
The general strike was called as part of the CorCom`™s observation of the National Black Day against the signing of the merger agreement on September 21, 1949 at Shillong following which Manipur merged with India.
It commenced from midnight yesterday and concluded this evening at 6.
Market places remained closed for the day at most places including in the State capital and elsewhere.
Both the main bazaars of the State capital remained empty and deserted.
Government offices also witness thin attendance. Schools, colleges remained closed.
Both inter-district and inter-State passenger services remained off the roads. Roads wore deserted looks.
However, no untoward incidents were reported during the general strike.
Medical emergencies, religious rituals and the media were exempted from the purview of today`™s bandh.
THOUBAL (correspondent): The 18-hour general strike concluded peacefully in the district this evening. Most roads in the district remained deserted, while most government and private institutes remained closed for the day in the district.
Important offices in the district as well as the otherwise busy market places in the district, Thoubal market and Kakching market also remained closed for the day.
JIRIBAM (correspondent): The general strike also affected normal life of Jiribam. Vehicles coming from Imphal towards Nungba, Tamenglong and Silchar,
Cachar Assam were also held up at several areas. Educational institutes, government offices, banks and oil pumps as well as markets and shops remained closed.
However, no incidents occurred during the strike.