Manipur violence: Tribal body's total shutdown strictly enforced in Kangpokpi district

Manipur violence: Tribal body's total shutdown strictly enforced in Kangpokpi district

The emergency total shutdown for 48 hours following the brutal killing of two innocent Kuki-Zo in an ambush yesterday in Manipur's Kangpokpi district witnessed stringent enforcement in the whole of Kangpokpi.

The emergency total shutdown imposed by the top Kuki-Zo tribal body, the Committee on Tribal Unity, Sadar Hills Kangpokpi will culminate at 6:00 pm on November 22.

Volunteers were seen along National Highway 2 strictly enforcing the total shutdown. They strictly scrutinized the documents of exempted services and allowed them to pass if found genuine.

The volunteers sent those vehicles back without genuine documents.

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All shops and business establishments remained closed while educational institutions were also shut during the total shutdown.

Similarly, blocking of National Highway 2 was seen at various locations in the Kangpokpi district till Gamgiphai.

Two innocent Kuki-Zo including a 6th IRB personnel were killed brutally in an ambush allegedly carried out by Valley-Based insurgent Groups between Leilon Vaiphei and Kharam Vaiphei in the Kangchup area of Kangpokpi district on November 21 morning at around 9:30 a.m.

The CoTU while imposing the 48-hour emergency total shutdown in the whole of Kangpokpi sought the intervention of the Central Government and handed over the case to the Central Bureau of Investigation.

No untoward incidents have been reported till the filing of this report while there is also no sight of relaxation or withdrawal of the total shutdown on the part of the CoTU.