Manipur economic blockade lifted after 5 months


The five-month-long economic blockade in Manipur was lifted tonight after successful talks among the Centre, the state government and the Naga groups. (PTI)

The five-month-long economic blockade in Manipur was lifted tonight after successful talks among the Centre, the state government and the Naga groups. The blockade was imposed by the United Naga Council on November 1 to protest against the creation of seven new districts by the erstwhile Okram Ibobi Singh-led Congress government in the state.

The blockade on two national highways NH-2 and NH-37 has led to steep rise in prices of essential commodities and severely affected the normal life in the state. It had become a major issue in the recently held assembly polls in the state. Appreciating the “first step of the newly formed government” led by the BJP, Manipur Governor Najma Heptulla said the lifting of the blockade “will usher in an era of peace and prosperity”…



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