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19 hrs statewide shutdown affects the normal life in Manipur

The 19-hour statewide shutdown call given by the JAC against the murder of Ningthoujam Babysana disrupted normal life in Manipur today. The shutdown was by and large peaceful. Strike supporters came out and blocked roads obstructing movement. As per reports, a large number of security personnel were deployed in every nook and corner of the area to thwart any unwanted incident. The shutdown began at 6 am. Roads in the area wore a deserted look and all commercial establishments and educational institutes remained closed. Thangmeiband area witnessed sporadic clashes between strike supporters and cops. Pratap Leishangthem and another JAC member, Elangbam Joykumar Singh were picked up by.  It may be noted that Thangmeiband, the locality of N Babysana, has been the epicentre of the protest.

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