Naga students to block Manipur highway during bandh
Imphal, July 6 (PTI) Manipur, which is yet to recover from a two-month-long twin highway blockade, is bracing for another 48-hour bandh called by a Naga outfit on National Highway 53 from July 9.
The All Zeliangrong Students’ Organisation (AZSO) said in a statement that they would impose the bandh in protest against Manipur government’s recent decision to take over the highway development work from Border Road Organisation (BRO).
Official sources said the Manipur cabinet had decided some days ago to hand over the development and improvement of the road to state public works development after taking it over from BRO.
The AZSO statement said BRO should handle the development work of the NH 53.
Several civil organisations in statements said that the bandh would inconvenience the people as essential commodities were being transported through this highway.