IMPHAL, Aug 23 � The 13-hour Statewide general strike called by the Joint Action Committee against the killing of Okram Gyanendro, a van driver, from 5 am today has affected normal life in the State. It also disrupted the vehicular movement on Singjamei sector of the National Highway 2 affecting the Indo-Myanmar border trade.
The strike supporters came out in groups at the Singjamei area, 3 km south of Imphal, and blocked the road by burning tyres and piling stones on the highway.
Gyanendro was found killed inside his vehicle at Narankonjil Palli along the bank of Chandranadi canal under Wangoi police station in Manipur�s Imphal West district around 1.40 pm of August 18.
Educational institutions, shops and business establishments, government and private offices were also closed during the strike. However, the bandh did not affect the air traffic.