The Committee on Tribal Unity (CoTU), Sadar Hills, has urged the Union Home Minister, Amit Shah to remove state police forces and valley-based insurgents groups from the border town of Moreh.
CoTU also urged the Union Home Minister to reimpose the Armed Forces Special Power Act (AFSPA) in all the valley districts.
The 24-hour total shutdown imposed by CoTU Sadar Hills and ITLF Churachandpur commenced in the zero hours of Wednesday morning.
Volunteers were seen putting up stones, and empty coal tar tin on the highway, blocking the otherwise busy Imphal-Dimapur road, the main lifeline of the state.
The two Kuki-Zo tribal bodies urged the Central government to remove all state forces, especially commandos from Moreh.
All shops and business establishments in Kangpokpi town remained closed for the day. However, no untoward incident has been reported till the filing of this report.
CoTU Information & Publicity Secretary, Thangtinlen Haokip said they are compelled to impose the total shutdown in condemnation against the atrocities committed by Manipur police personnel in Moreh town against innocent civilians.