Bandh against blasts cripples Moreh town

MOREH, 12th Oct: The indefinite bandh in Moreh town imposed by residents in the wake of three bomb blasts in the border town completely paralysed normal life on Saturday.
The indefinite bandh effective from Friday was imposed by local residents directing their anger towards security forces for their alleged failure to maintain law and order.
Business activities were completely halted due to the bandh Saturday as no shops and markets were opened while schools and banks too closed for the day. Indo-Myanmar border trade too was severely affected though both Indo-Myanmar Gate No. 1 and 2 were opened as usual. No passenger vehicle also plied while no vehicle left Moreh and no vehicle enter the border town.
Meanwhile, Tengnoupal SP Th Vikramjit held talk with leaders of Hill Tribal Council Moreh and assured to nab those disturbing peace in the border town at the earliest and appealed for allowing stranded people to leave and enter Moreh town.
Following SP’s appeal, an understanding on free passage of stranded people was reached. Accordingly, people stranded at the border town will be allowed free passage before 9am and the bandh will resume after 9am.
On the other hand, leaders of Moreh based civil society organisations including HTC and KSO held a joint meeting with ADC Chandel member Chinneivah Haokip and discussed the situation. They also strongly condemned successive blasts in the border town including near KSO Moreh office located close to 43 AR post. They also resolved to continue the bandh till reaching an understanding with top police and AR officials.

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