High Court Declares Over 4 Month Long Economic Blockade in Manipur as Illegal
Posted on:08 Mar 2017 09:51:00
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08 March 2017 Current Affairs: The High Court of Manipur on March 3, 2017 declared the economic blockade in Manipur called by United Naga Council (UNC) as illegal.
The order was passed by a bench of three judges Chief Justice R R Prasad, Justice N Kotiswar Singh and Justice Kh Nobin Singh on public interest litigation.
Besides, the court has also directed the authorities to deal with those supporting the blockade according to the law.
The high court ruled out that the persons and organisation imposing the economic blockade is violating the fundamental rights of the citizens.
The UNC is charged with imposing indefinite economic blockade in the state since November 1, 2016 causing hardships to the people.
The Centre has been trying to bring about a negotiated settlement between the UNC and the Manipur government by holding tripartite talks.
The UNC called the blockade to protest against the creation of seven new districts. According to the UNC, the creation of new districts out of Naga territory without their consent suppressed the rights of Nagas in the state.
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