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Manipur insurgents order shutdown to protest Modi's visit

IANS  |  Imphal 

The (Corcom) formed by six proscribed underground organisations in on Tuesday called for a 17-hour shutdown in to coincide with the state visit of and

The Corcom said the shutdown will come into effect from 1 a.m. of March 16. It appealed to the people not to participate in functions and said examinations and other essential services will be exempt from the proposed shutdown.

On the other hand, the protesting against the "forcible" inauguration of has called for a 48-hour in Manipur, which will end on March 16 midnight.

Modi is scheduled to arrive in Imphal on March 16 morning on a one-day visit and will lay the foundation stones of a slew of projects, including a sports university.

is also slated to address a public event at Luwangshangpham ground in Heingang constituency of on March 16.

He will also inaugurate the 10th Science on the University campus.

The Chief Minister, who also holds the home portfolio, has ordered state and central forces to beef up security in and around Imphal to maintain law and order.

Police has been carrying out searches in trouble-prone areas ahead of the VVIP visit.

sources said additional security forces from other districts had been deployed in the areas which Modi and Singh will visit.



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First Published: Tue, March 13 2018. 17:32 IST