Press Release: Indefinite highway bandh called by CCoFA on the 17th October, 2016

15th October, 2016

The indefinite highway bandh called by CCoFA on the 17th October along NH-29 will begin from 6 am. Volunteers will be deployed at New Field Check Gate, Dillai Gate, and Chumoukedima Check point. During the 1st phase of the agitation, no tankers or government vehicles (NL-10s) will be allowed to ply on the said route. However, for the sake of the common man, NST buses will be exempted from the bandh. Thus, travellers are requested to be careful since entry of government vehicles to Dimapur from Assam side too will be barred nor allowed to leave for Assam. The nature of the indefinite bandh is such that there shall be no restrictions on vehicular movements inside the towns, including government vehicles. But movement of oil tankers inside the town is strictly prohibited. In case, the government does not accede to our demands, the CCoFA will initiate the 2nd or final phase of indefinite highway bandh where vehicular movement will be totally stopped, state-wide. All Manipur tankers are requested to avoid plying on NH-29.

The CCoFA assures the general public that the indefinite bandh will be peaceful. The CCoFA also appeals to all its supporters that there should be no violence since the agitation is on a moral issue.

Media Cell, CCoFA.

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