Rediff India Abroad
 Rediff India Abroad Home  |  All the sections

Search:



The Web

India Abroad




Newsletters
Sign up today!

Article Tools
Email this article
Top emailed links
Print this article
Contact the editors
Discuss this article
Home > News > PTI

Curfew relaxed in parts of Manipur

August 10, 2004 13:09 IST

Indefinite curfew was relaxed today, for 15 hours from 4 am, in many parts of the four valley districts of Imphal East, Imphal West, Thoubal and Bishenpur in Manipur. However, the situation continued to be tense, official sources said.

Security and police forces have also been deployed at various places in view of the agitation launched yesterday by 32 organisations spearheading the month-long stir to press for lifting the Armed Forces Special Powers Act.

Sources within the organisations told PTI they would start picketing central and state government offices in a day or two to press for their demand to close all offices in the state. A majority of the more than 80,000 Manipur government employees had absented themselves from duty yesterday in spite of a strict warning to attend office, reports said.

However, despite the protests no untoward incident has been reported so far.

Official sources said a detailed report was still awaited from the districts on whether employees attended office or not on the second day of the agitation.


More reports from Manipur
Read about: Ire Against A Ceasefire

© Copyright 2005 PTI. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PTI content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent.
Share your comments

Advertisement






Copyright 2005 Rediff.com India Limited. All Rights Reserved.