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Tribal Students’ Bodies of Manipur call for indefinite economic blockade along NHs

Imphal: The indefinite economic blockade called by the All Tribal Students’ Union, Manipur (ATSUM), All Naga Students’ Association, Manipur (ANSAM), Kuki Students’ Organisation-General Headquarters (KSO-GHQ) and federating units of ATSUM, has come into force along national highways in the state.

The economic blockade is part of a series of agitation, launched by the students’ bodies from Saturday in the hill districts of Manipur against the controversial Autonomous District Council Bill (ADC).

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The Tribal Students’ Bodies had served a 7-day ultimatum to the Manipur government demanding special session of the state Assembly to table the ADC Bill.

The economic blockade came into force from Sunday midnight.

The blockade follows a 24-hour shutdown in all hill districts of Manipur.

The new draft Bill seeks to repeal and replace the Manipur (Hill Areas) District Councils Act, 1971 in order to provide more autonomy to the hill districts and the district councils.

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