Following a month-long blockade Manipur NH-2 road to reopen

Following a month-long blockade Manipur NH-2 road to reopen

Manipur: The main National Highway (NH-2), also known as Trans-Asian Highway No. 1, is set to reopen on June 5 after a month-long blockade.
The highway, which serves as Manipur’s lifeline, was closed on May 3 due to the widespread violence that erupted.
Despite the no official announcement of any blockade along National Highway-2, the road remained deserted during the state’s unrest, with essential goods carriers and other vehicles off the road.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah, during his visit to the violence-hit Kangpokpi district, appealed to people to ensure smooth flow of traffic on the highway.
In response to their appeal and various suggestions, including civil society organizations, village chiefs, youth leaders, women’s forums, and prominent Kuki leaders, the Committee for Tribal Unity in the Sadar Hills, along National Highway-2 for seven days. announced a temporary reopening, beginning June 5.
In a spirit of goodwill and in support of the government’s “peace mission” to resolve the Kuki political issue, the people of Kangpokpi have decided to clean up and open the highway.
However, only essential items and medical supplies will be allowed through this route under the supervision of central forces. The movement of these trucks will be restricted to a specific time frame, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.
Rev. K. Sitlhou, spokesperson of the Committee on the Sadar Hills of the Tribal Alliance, stressed that any acts of violence by the warring Meitei community against the Kuki people and villages during the suspension of the blockade necessitated a reassessment of the situation.

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