Imphal- Dimapur National Highway-2 blockade by tribal students body All Tribal Students’ Union, Manipur (ATSUM) has left hundreds of trucks stranded at NH-2. Over 200 vehicles, mostly trucks ferrying essential items has been left stranded due to the continuing National Highway-2 blockade called by ATSUM continues. ATSUM began its National Highway-2 blockade right after its extended total shutdown from 6 am on August 5 with a firm statement that the economic blockade will continue till their demands are met.
Earlier, security forces, including Kangpokpi police, had escorted more than a hundred stranded vehicles on the midnight of August 5.
However, many more vehicles were seen stranded along the Imphal-Dimapur road from T Khullen village to Mayangkhang Ningthoupham in Kangpokpi district on Sunday.
The tribal student apex body agitation was endorsed and supported by various tribal bodies in the hill districts.
ATSUM has called for an emergency consultative meeting of all tribal civil society organization leaders and concerned tribal men from all walks of life in the state on August 8 at Senapati District Headquarters.
The Hill Areas Committee (HAC) chairman Dinganglung Gangmei had invited ATSUM for discussion to resolve the current issues regarding Manipur (Hill Areas) District Council Bills on Sunday at 11 am at the residence of TA & Hills Minister Letpao Haokip.