Manipur: Indefinite blockade on NH-37 called off

Rongmeis broker safe passage in NH 37.

ByIFP Bureau

Updated 22 Jun 2024, 5:17 am

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The indefinite economic blockade imposed along NH-37 (Imphal-Silchar via Jiribam) road by the Kuki-Zo CSOs of Jiribam and Tamenglong has been called off after holding a joint public meeting with representatives of Tamenglong Police, Assam Rifles and CRPF on Friday.

The meeting resolved with a memorandum of understanding signed by three presidents of Kuki Inpi, Jiri, Tamenglong and Noney; Kuki inpi women wing Jiri, Tamenglong and Noney; Kuki Student Organisation Jiri and Tamenglong along with Superintendent of police, Tamenglong; commandant 39 Assam Rifles and 2ic 87 battalion CRPF Jiribam, Manipur.

Accordingly, the district police of Tamenglong and Jiribam and other security forces deployed in both the districts will ensure safety and movement of essential commodities and commercial vehicles including medical facilities etc to Kuki-Zo communities of Jiribam and Tamenglong. 


It was agreed that the district police concerned shall make all necessary efforts to book and punish the culprits involved in abduction of Langgel Muangpu sonnof Langgel Luaial of Vengnom, Dibongkhunou, Jiribam as per the law. 

It was also agreed to open a joint naka check point near Phaitoul village with deployment of both Central and state forces. 

The agreement mentioned that the concerned district police of Jiribam and Tamenglong and central forces should ensure strict action against any radical elements and miscreants engaged in intimidation of public and commercial business. 

Meanwhile, the Rongmei Naga Council Manipur (RNCM) also came from Imphal and met with the CSOs of Kuki and Meitei at Phaitol and Jiribam respectively.


In a video surfaced on social media, RNCM representatives met with the drivers who had been stranded along NH-37 after the indefinite economic blockade was imposed by the Kuki CSOs.

In the video, a member of RNCM said that the stranded goods trucks have started  running along the NH-37. He also appealed not to hike the price of essential commodities by taking advantage of indefinite blockade.

RNCM had also cautioned earlier in a statement that it would not tolerate unwanted activities within the jurisdiction of the Rongmei community along the national highways. Stating that the Rongmei community is peace-loving, it further appealed to all concerned to refrain from any acts of war, arson, or vandalism among communities within their jurisdiction.

As per sources, the stranded oil tankers might start coming for Imphal from Saturday.


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IMPHAL, Manipur


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