IMPHAL,Dec 22 � The scheduled 48-hour general strike which came into force from 5 am on Wednesday has been shortened by one day and will conclude at 5 am tomorrow instead of 5 am on December 24.
The general strike was given by the Manipur based outfit, Kangleipak Communist Party in protest against the recent killing of a father-son duo. The outfit in a press statement to the local media here informed about the shortening of the strike.
According to the statement, the decision to shorten the general strike was taken after considering the appeals of the All Manipur Christian Organisation and the people of Manipur for the ensuing Christmas.
The Naga Peoples� Organisation has also appealed to suspend the general strike in the interest of the general public.
However, normal life in the State had been affected for the last two days in view of the general strike. Though private vehicles were plying along the roads, most of the markets places remained closed for the second day today. Despite the State police�s appeal to open the shops in Imphal in view of the Christmas, most of the shops remained closed.
Except the secretariat offices, attendance in Government offices were very thin as almost all the inter-city, inter-district or State passenger services were off the road for the second day today.