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UNC bandh paralyse Manipur hill districts

By Correspondent

IMPHAL, March 18 - United Naga Council�s 15-hour total bandh in �Naga tribal districts� affected normal life in Chandel, Senapati, Tamenglong and Ukhrul districts of Manipur on Friday.

The bandh was called in support of Churachandpur-based Joint Action Committee (JAC) against �Anti-Tribal Bills� which called for a total shutdown in Churachandpur district headquarters from March 17 midnight as a mark of 200th day of �sorrow and unrelenting struggle� for justice and tribute to the nine �tribal martyrs�.

The bandh hit vehicular movement on the three National Highways in Senapati, Tamenglong and Ukhrul districts, sources said.

The JAC also released 200 lanterns as a mark of tribute to the nine persons who lost their lives last year. The total shutdown in Churachandpur town called by the JAC also severely paralysed the hill town, reports said.

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