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Manipur bandh affects normal life on second day

By Correspondent

IMPHAL, Sept 28 - Normal life was crippled in the Manipur capital for the second day on Friday in view of the 48-hour bandh jointly called by six students� bodies of the State.

An autorickshaw was set on fire by suspected bandh supporters at Keishampat in Imphal this afternoon. However, residents and security personnel managed to douse the fire.

The All Manipur Students� Union, Manipuri Students� Federation, Democratic Students� Alliance of Manipur, Kangleipak Students� Association, Students� Union of Kangleipak and Apunba Ireipakki Maheiroi Sinpanglup have jointly called the bandh, demanding unconditional release of all the arrested students and teachers of the Manipur University, and immediate withdrawal of security personnel from the university campus.

Meanwhile, expressing concern over the five-day relay hunger strike by girl students staying in the university hostels, the Manipur-based Women Action for Development has appealed to the Governor, the Chief Minister and other ministers of Manipur to take immediate action to restore normalcy in the Manipur University.

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