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Boycott of 'India-made' goods in Manipur

Last updated on: August 16, 2004 13:21 IST

The first phase of a boycott of 'India-made' goods in Manipur began on Monday.

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The 32 organisationsĀ spearheading
a stir demanding the repeal of the Armed Forces Special Forces Act in the state have asked the Manipuris to boycott cold drinks and packaged drinking water mineral water in the first phase.

Official sources said agitators demanding withdrawal of the AFSPA on Monday blocked roads at Tera, Kwakeithel, Imphal West district, Wangkhei in Imphal East district and Bishenpur.

A civil disobedience movement calling for closure of government offices is also on since August 9 in the state.

The state government has already withdrawn the AFSPA from seven assembly segments in Imphal municipal area on a trial basis.

The move has, however, not satisfied the protestors.