Imphal, June 9 (IANS) A large number of vehicles were left stranded on the national highway in Manipur as activists opposed to the Inner Line Permit called for strike from Wednesday midnight.
A posse of police left Imphal on Thursday evening to escort the stranded trucks and oil tankers from Senapati district adjacent to Nagaland.
The stranded vehicles are expected to arrive in the state on Friday.
“This strike is in protest against police brutalities on peaceful demonstrators protesting against politicians who met central leaders in Delhi on the three bills passed by the assembly but to which the presidential assent was withheld,” a strike supporter said.
A 10-day economic blockade is also set to be imposed from Thursday midnight in protest against the central leaders’ meeting with an all-party delegation from Manipur.
Meanwhile, almost all petrol pumps have gone dry as a result of the panic buying of fuel by vehicle owners ahead of the economic blockade.