The 48 hours general strike called by Manipur University Students Union (MUSU) demanding removal of VC Prof. Adya Prasad Pandey which begins midnight Tuesday has completely paralysed the state of Manipur with almost all walk of lives putting to a grinding halt.
Except one or two vendor ladies within the presence of heavy security forces, the Khwairamband Keithel here in Imphal wore deserted looks.
For the first time after Chief Minister N.Biren Singh held the Chief Minister Office Khwairamband Keithel, which is in the heart of Imphal city, was seen packed with people wearing Khaki colour suits with baton and glass shield at every nook and corner.
On Wednesday, locals raised bamboo barricades to prevent vehicular movement. Students also volunteered to impose the general strike by blocking movement at the Manipur University entrance gate.
(Featured Image – ePao)