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Banned insurgent outfits call for statewide shutdown in Tripura, Manipur on October 15

They have appealed to the people to participate and support in the fight for freedom

TNT Bureau

Three banned militant groups – Coordination Committee (CorCom), National Liberation Front of Twipra (NLFT) and the Alliance for Socialist Unity, Kangleipak (ASUK) have called for a statewide bandh on October 15 for 18 hours, starting from Monday midnight till Tuesday, to protest against ‘forced merger’ of Tripura and Manipur into the Indian Union.

They have appealed to the people to participate and support in the fight for freedom. The groups have refrained from blocking religious, medical, media and emergency services during the proposed statewide bandh.

On October 15, 1949, Manipur was declared part of India after the then King of Manipur signed the Merger Agreement on September 21, in the same year as Shillong.

However, insurgent groups in Manipur contend that the King was made to sign the ‘Merger Agreement” under duress. As such, the insurgent groups have been observing October 15 as ‘National Black Day’.

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