Normal life badly affected in Manipar on first day of general strike

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Imphal, Aug.18 (ANI): Normal life was badly affected in different parts of Manipur on the first day of the three-day general strike called by the Apunba Lup, an umbrella organisation of several social organisations, protesting against the killing of youth allegedly by police commmandos in an encounter last month.

Markets, business centers and entertainment houses remained closed, while attendance in government offices was negligible and vehicles largely remained off the road during the first day of general strike.

The Apunba Lup has called the 72-hour strike demanding resignation of Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh on moral grounds and dismissal of the commandos involved in the 'fake encounter'.

Twenty seven-year-old Chungkham Sanjit was allegedly killed by police commandos in "fake encounter" on July 23rd in a market in Imphal. (ANI)

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