The 42 hour bandh called by an armed group which is currently undergoing Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the State and Central Governments, has been withdrawn following an understanding with the state authority.
The understanding between the government and the MoU signatory group was reached in a meeting with Additional Chief Secretary J Suresh Babu at the office later on Monday where an assurance that some of the crucial points in the charter of demand submitted by the group will be taken up for consideration, sources said.
Thus the bandh has been withdrawn after the assurance that the selected demands will turn into action after consultation with the Chief Minister.
The signatory group also expressed their appreciation to the public for cooperating to the agitation by the group, the source added.
Earlier the bandh which was scheduled to continue till February 13 midnight, had affected normal life in Manipur particularly in Imphal on Monday forcing the inter-state and inter-district transport services to stay away from the roads even though private vehicles were seen in Imphal.
Markets, shops, business establishments in and around Imphal were closed. Despite being a Monday, government, private offices, besides educational institutions and banks remained closed.
But the strike did not affect normal functioning of Imphal International airport and had no report of impact in some district headquarters. There is no report of any untoward incidents during the course of the bandh.