IMPHAL, June 8 - The 13-hour �cease work strike� called by Joint Committee on Inner Line Permit System (JCILPS) passed off peacefully in Manipur at 6 pm on Wednesday.
The strike which was called in protest against the withholding of assent to Protection of Manipur Peoples Bill, affected normal life in the State capital. Markets remained closed while all roads in the capital wore a deserted look with vehicles off the road from dawn to dusk. However, air traffic at Imphal international airport functioned normally. Attendance in the State Secretariat was reportedly thin while some government and private offices besides educational institutions remained closed.