Manipur polls 2017: Insurgents clamp curfew during PM Modi's visit on Saturday

The insurgent group has also asked members of public not venture out during the "curfew" while exempting media and those in essential services.

Manipur polls 2017: Insurgents clamp curfew during PM Modi

In what can be called as "routine shutdown", Manipuri insurgent groups have imposed "curfew" in the north-eastern state on Saturday, February 25, boycotting Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit for the upcoming assembly polls.

The Coordinating Committee (Corcom) that constitutes of six insurgent groups, in a statement, said that the shutdown in the entire state would start at 6 a.m. on February 25 and would be in place till the Prime Minister leaves the state capital, Imphal.


State police have beefed up security measures to ensure that there was no law and order problem during the one-hour visit of the Prime Minister.

According to media reports, the Corcom statement also leveled serious charges against the Centre, including driving a wedge between the communities who have lived in peace and harmony for generations.

The insurgent group has also asked members of public not venture out during the "curfew" while exempting media and those in essential services.

The established insurgent groups in Manipur have always boycotted visits of the central dignitaries.

Elections for the 60-seat assembly in the state will be held in two phases on March 4 and 8.