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Mizoram blockade enters second day

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AIZAWL, June 7 - Even as the blockade of NH-54 that connects Mizoram with the rest of India entered its second day, there is no imminent solution to the impasse in sight.

The people of Kolasib, spearheaded by Kolasib joint action committee (JAC) that comprises of all NGOs and students� bodies in the Assam-Mizoram border town, are protesting the transfer of the �only� surgeon from Kolasib district hospital.

Kolasib MLA PC Zoram Sangliana today went to Kolasib and unsuccessfully attempted to get the JAC leaders call off the blockade. �The JAC leaders did not have trust in the MLA�s verbal assurances,� a JAC leader said over phone.

So far, over 350 vehicles, including supply trucks and passenger vehicles, are stranded along the National Highway. If the blockade continues for the next few days, entire Mizoram could face scarcity of essential commodities as most goods are transported into the landlocked State through this NH.

A large number of people sat on the road blocking the National Highway, which is considered Mizoram�s lifeline.

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Mizoram blockade enters second day

AIZAWL, June 7 - Even as the blockade of NH-54 that connects Mizoram with the rest of India entered its second day, there is no imminent solution to the impasse in sight.

The people of Kolasib, spearheaded by Kolasib joint action committee (JAC) that comprises of all NGOs and students� bodies in the Assam-Mizoram border town, are protesting the transfer of the �only� surgeon from Kolasib district hospital.

Kolasib MLA PC Zoram Sangliana today went to Kolasib and unsuccessfully attempted to get the JAC leaders call off the blockade. �The JAC leaders did not have trust in the MLA�s verbal assurances,� a JAC leader said over phone.

So far, over 350 vehicles, including supply trucks and passenger vehicles, are stranded along the National Highway. If the blockade continues for the next few days, entire Mizoram could face scarcity of essential commodities as most goods are transported into the landlocked State through this NH.

A large number of people sat on the road blocking the National Highway, which is considered Mizoram�s lifeline.