Imphal: Normal life was disrupted in Manipur on Friday following a 12-hour shutdown called by several proscribed outfits against the forceful merger of the state and Tripura with the Indian Union on this day in 1949.

All passenger buses, taxis and auto-rickshaws stayed off the roads and shops remained shut in Imphal, owing to the call for a general strike from 6 am to 6 pm by the Coordination Committee (CorCom), Alliance for Socialist Unity Kangleipak (ASUK) and National Liberation Front of Tripura (NLFT).

Attendance in government and private sector offices were thin as well.

However, there was no report of any untoward incident during the total shutdown, a senior police officer said.

Various banned insurgent outfits observe October 15 as ‘National Black Day’ in Manipur.

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