Manipur: Six insurgent groups impose curfew ahead of PM Modi visit

By Hemanta Kumar Nath/GNN Correspondent/Guwahati

Guwahati, February 24 : The apex body of six insurgent group in Manipur, the Coordination Committee (CorCom) has imposed a curfew on February 25 ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the poll bound north eastern Indian state.

The coordination committee of the insurgent groups said that, the curfew will remain effective till PM Modi leaves Imphal after his election campaign rally.

CorCom imposed the curfew staring from 6 AM on February 25.

Following the insurgent groups activities, security measures have been beefed up in Imphal and other parts of the state to tackle any untoward situation and to ensure maintaining law and order situation.

PM Modi will visit Manipur on February 25 and to address an election campaign rally in Imphal.

Manipur is going to hold the assembly polls on March 4 and 8 in two phases.

Meanwhile, the Centre had sent more security personnel to the poll bound state to maintain the law and order situation.

A top official of Union Home Ministry said that, Centre had sent 30 additional companies to Manipur as 250 companies already engaged to maintain the law and order situation in the state.

On the other hand, the Union government had also airlifted more petroleum products in Manipur, while the state facing several problems including scarcity of essential commodities, petroleum products, drugs following the ongoing economic blockade imposed by the United Naga Council (UNC) since November 1.

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