The 48-hour total shutdown in Kangpokpi district imposed by the Committee on Tribal Unity (CoTU), Sadar Hills culminated on Wednesday evening at 6 while its economic blockade along NH-2 and NH-37 is still underway.
CoTU had imposed the 48-hour emergency total shutdown following the killing of two Kuki-Zo persons, including an IRB personnel, in an ambush on November 20 morning.
The second day the shutdown witnessed a similar situation of a complete shutdown of shops, schools, and movement of vehicles along the NH-2, the lifeline of Manipur.
Volunteers were seen at various locations enforcing the total shutdown. However, there was no report of any untoward incident till the culmination of the shutdown at 6 pm as the vehicle movement began after 6 pm along National Highway 2.
Amid the ongoing total shutdown and economic blockade, CoTU also organised a protest on Wednesday at Leikop along National Highway 2 drawing the attention of the central government and placed several points to the Union Home Ministry to be addressed within five days.
CoTU Media Cell Coordinator NG Lun Kipgen urged the Prime Minister and the Union Home Minister to direct the NIA and CBI to take up the cases of the Kuki-Zo also.