Manipur violence: CoTU's total shutdown begins in Kangpokpi

Manipur violence: CoTU's total shutdown begins in Kangpokpi

The Committee on Tribal Unity Sadar Hills begins its 15-hour total shutdown in Manipur's Kangpokpi district from 6:00 a.m. this morning to mark the fifth-month unrest in the state.

The CoTU had earlier announced its decision to impose a total shutdown as part of its commemoration of the fifth-month unrest in the state.

Following the commencement of the total shutdown, shops and various other business establishments in Kangpokpi District Headquarters including Nute Kailhang or Mother's Market, the largest market in the town were seen closed.

The National Highway-2 wore a desert look as vehicular movement has also come to a standstill, except emergency services exempted from the purview of the total shutdown.

The total shutdown will remain enforced till 9:00 p.m. today.

CoTU's main observation of fifth-month unrest in Manipur will take place at 2:30 p.m in the afternoon at Brig. M. Thomas ground at the district headquarters.

Altar for the Kuki-Zo community, the dedication of the Coffin and display of Coffin Rally, Candlelight Vigil, and paying tribute to the Kuki-Zo Martyrs during the ongoing alleged ethnic progrom will be the main highlights of the event.

Meanwhile, CoTU has also imposed another total shutdown along the National Highway-37 since 4:00 p.m of October 2 in connection with the alleged abduction of a Kuki-Zo individual by armed Meitei miscreants on September 30 in the New Keithelmanbi area while demanding for the safe release of the abducted man.


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