Manipur: General Strike protests Army’s capture and disappearance of rebel leader

The normally busy Waheng leikai junction wears a deserted look during the 12 hours general strike called by the KCP (Maoist) Wednesday.

Manipur bandh to protest missing rebel leader

Newmai News Network

Imphal | September 21 : A 12-hour state-wide general strike imposed by proscribed Kangleipak Communist Party (Maoist) against the alleged enforced disappearance of RPF/PLA assistant publicity secretary G.M Changjou passed off peacefully without any strike related incident.
The 12-hour general strike that lasted from 5 am to 5 pm today completely paralyzed the valley districts with inter and intra state public and private transport facilities staying off the road. Business establishment, private and public educational institutions also remained closed for the day.
However, few private vehicles were seen on the roads of Imphal even as government offices show lean attendance. Essential services were exempted from the purview of the general strike.
Assistant publicity secretary of RPF/PLA GM Changjou was reportedly picked up from a rented house in Dimapur on August 18 by suspected army men and has since been missing.
The 12-hour general strike was imposed against the alleged enforced disappearance of the PLA leader. This is the second time that a general strike has been imposed on the alleged disappearance of Changjou.

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