Manipur shutdown over killing of civilian by Assam Rifles men

Himalayan News Service

Imphal, June 23:

A strike to protest the killing of a civilian by paramilitary troopers affected normal life in Manipur today, officials said. The 19-hour shutdown began at midnight and was called by the powerful Apunba Lup, an apex body of 32 social organisations of Manipur. Shops, businesses and government offices remained closed while vehicles kept off the roads. The strike was called to protest the killing of Pheiroijam Keshorjit, 29, a local businessman, in an alleged gunbattle with the paramilitary Assam Rifles near state capital Imphal on Monday.