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UNC prevents movement of trucks at Noney

By Newmai News

TAMENGLONG/IMPHAL, Nov 29 - There was intense confrontation between the economic blockade supporters of the United Naga Council (UNC) and Manipur Police at Noney in Tamenglong district late this afternoon.

As hundreds of loaded trucks heading for Imphal from Jiribam reached Noney area, the UNC volunteers blocked the National Highway, and this was followed by an intense confrontation between the police personnel and the UNC volunteers.

Reports said that the UNC volunteers deflated tyres, pelted stones and smashed windshields of the trucks. The volunteers blocked the road by burning logs and piling boulders. Goods were seen strewn on the roads.

As the goods-laden trucks approached, the UNC volunteers in large numbers filled the road and confronted the incoming convoy of trucks, escorted by police. Over 500 trucks, which were earlier stranded at Jiribam along the Manipur-Assam border, were heading for Imphal when the confrontation took place.

Till the filing of this report, the trucks remained stranded at Noney as tyres of several vehicles have been deflated by blockade supporters.

Earlier in the day, a large number of people took out rallies in Noney and Nungba, demanding the release of United Naga Council (UNC) president Gaidon Kamei and UNC information secretary SK Stephen. They are in the police custody of Manipur Police since their arrest on November 25. In Nungba, the people carried out a day-long sit-in protest demanding the release of the UNC leaders.

Reports from Chandel said that sit-in protests were held in the district headquarters organised by Anal civil society organisations demanding the release of the UNC leaders.

It may be mentioned that Manipur had been facing artificial scarcity of essential commodities after the UNC called the indefinite economic blockade on the supply lines of the State since November 1 in protest against the reported move to convert Sadar Hills and Jiribam into revenue districts. The ongoing agitation by UNC has intensified after the recent arrest of UNC president and information secretary in connection with the blockade.

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UNC prevents movement of trucks at Noney

TAMENGLONG/IMPHAL, Nov 29 - There was intense confrontation between the economic blockade supporters of the United Naga Council (UNC) and Manipur Police at Noney in Tamenglong district late this afternoon.

As hundreds of loaded trucks heading for Imphal from Jiribam reached Noney area, the UNC volunteers blocked the National Highway, and this was followed by an intense confrontation between the police personnel and the UNC volunteers.

Reports said that the UNC volunteers deflated tyres, pelted stones and smashed windshields of the trucks. The volunteers blocked the road by burning logs and piling boulders. Goods were seen strewn on the roads.

As the goods-laden trucks approached, the UNC volunteers in large numbers filled the road and confronted the incoming convoy of trucks, escorted by police. Over 500 trucks, which were earlier stranded at Jiribam along the Manipur-Assam border, were heading for Imphal when the confrontation took place.

Till the filing of this report, the trucks remained stranded at Noney as tyres of several vehicles have been deflated by blockade supporters.

Earlier in the day, a large number of people took out rallies in Noney and Nungba, demanding the release of United Naga Council (UNC) president Gaidon Kamei and UNC information secretary SK Stephen. They are in the police custody of Manipur Police since their arrest on November 25. In Nungba, the people carried out a day-long sit-in protest demanding the release of the UNC leaders.

Reports from Chandel said that sit-in protests were held in the district headquarters organised by Anal civil society organisations demanding the release of the UNC leaders.

It may be mentioned that Manipur had been facing artificial scarcity of essential commodities after the UNC called the indefinite economic blockade on the supply lines of the State since November 1 in protest against the reported move to convert Sadar Hills and Jiribam into revenue districts. The ongoing agitation by UNC has intensified after the recent arrest of UNC president and information secretary in connection with the blockade.

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