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General strike to protest fake surrender begins tonight

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Imphal, May 2 (UNI) A 20 hour general strike to protest an alleged fake surrender ceremony will begin at midnight tonight and continue till 0800 hrs tomorrow.

The strike was called by joint action committee against the alleged fake surrender. Five youths, who participated in a surrender ceremony on March last, later said they were not militants but forced to act as militants by Assam Rifles and surrender.

As ordered by the court the two youths were released. The United National Liberation Front (UNLF) has stated that no cadre of the organisation had surrendered as claimed by army and Assam Rifles.

L Ibomcha MLA has asked the state government to do something about the incident. ''Something is wrong which needs to be properly locked into,'' he said.

The PIB (Defence Wing) stated that all the youths who surrendered were militants and they changed their statement fearing action from their previous organisations.

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