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Shutdown cripples normal life in Manipur

IANS  |  Imphal 

Normal life in was crippled on Wednesday due to a day-long shutdown called by an insurgent group opposing the proposed shifting of a hospital to Keirao from Sagolmang in district.

All educational institutions, business centres and public facilities were shut while buses and trucks went off the roads. Attendance in government offices was thin.

Chief Minister said that though the site for the hospital was picked as Sagolmang, the government decided to shift it to Keirao due to a land dispute.

But activists opposed to the government decision claimed there was no land dispute.

Said a spearheading the agitation, H. Dijen: "People shall continue the agitation till the hospital is relocated at Sagolmang."

Thousands of women and youths in Khundrakpam assembled on Tuesday night carrying torchlight and took out a 12 km-long procession.



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First Published: Wed, April 11 2018. 14:22 IST