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CorCom's total shutdown cripples normal life in Manipur

CorCom boycotted PM Modi's visit and imposed total shutdown stating that the Prime Minister is not coming to give independence to Manipur.

ByIFP Bureau

Updated 22 Feb 2022, 4:52 pm

(File photo: IFP)
(File photo: IFP)

The statewide total shutdown imposed by the proscribed umbrella group CorCom on Tuesday as a part of boycotting Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to the state crippled normal life in Manipur.

Despite the shutdown, decorative works were seen taken up in the morning enroute from Imphal Airport to Luwangpokpa Multi-sports complex in Imphal East in connection with the PM's visit.

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Shops and business establishments, including nationalised banks and petrol pump and educational institutional remained closed. 

Traffic flow in the streets were reduced compared to normal working days, but traffic jam was witnessed along the National Highway-2 between Sangakpham to Koreingei. The traffic jam was caused by the numerous supporters of BJP who came to listen to the PM's speech.

To prevent any untowards incident, strict security measures were taken up by deploying large numbers of security personnel, including para-military.

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In the evening after the prime minister left the state, some shops were opened and the number of vehicles plying on the street increased. 

CorCom boycotted the prime minister's visit and imposed total shutdown stating that the PM is not coming to give independence to Manipur but to execute the usual agenda of extending the colonial rule of India by enslaving the people.

The shutdown was imposed from 1 am of Tuesday till the prime minister left the state.

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First published:22 Feb 2022, 4:09 pm

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total shutdownCorcomnarendra Modi in ManipurPM Imphal visit

IFP Bureau

IFP Bureau

IMPHAL, Manipur

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