IMPHAL, Aug 12 - Security forces are intensifying frisking activities in Manipur especially in the valley districts ahead of the Independence Day celebrations.
Meanwhile, Co-ordination Committee (CorCom), Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA), United Liberation Front of Assam (ULFA) and United People�s Liberation Army (UPLA) have announced today to boycott the Independence Day. CorCom is the conglomeration of four Meitei underground groups � UNLF, RPF/PLA, PREPAK and PREPAK (Progressive).
The joint statement of the militant groups said, �During the protest hours of 1 am to 6.30 pm we are calling for total shutdown of educational institutions and other training facilities, shops, business establishments, factories and all forms of transport�. However, emergency services including media and religious activities have been exempted, the statement added.