Lamka, Jul 30: The 24 hours general strike called by All Manipur Government Aided Elementary School Teacher Association and All Tribal Physically Handicapped Association has totally affected normal life here as shops down their shutters and vehicles keep away from the streets.
Unlike other bandh calls, today’s strike not only effect normal life but the first light business transaction such as the meat industry and hotels.
Schools and other educational institutions shut down while the roads wore a deserted look except for the few students who took advantage of the deserted streets to fulfill their fantasy of playing cricket.
Tyres were burnt at least on five points in the afternoon, even as security personnel both from the state and paramilitary forces were maintaining vigil along the streets.
ZSF, CDSU and KSO has pledge their unflinching support on the bandh calls of the State aided teachers association, while CDSU has made it known that it also supports the cause of the physically handicapped community. The bandh sponsored by the physically challenged persons’ organisa- tion was started at 6 pm of July 29.