Assembly Elections: Manipur

Shadow of blockade

Print edition : March 03, 2017

Vehicles coming into Imphal from the hill districts dominated by Nagas set on fire on December 18, 2016, by protesters who are angry with the blockade. Photo: AFP

Pro-blockade demonstrators loyal to the UNC scuffle with the police in the hill district of Senapati on January 3. They were protesting against the creation of seven new districts in December 2016. Photo: AFP

Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh. Photo: S. Subramanium

Manipur faces the Assembly elections under the shadow of the economic blockade imposed by the United Naga Council invoking issues of territorial integrity and tribal identity.
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