Wednesday, 8 March 2017

HC declares Manipur economic blockade 'illegal'

HC declares Manipur economic blockade(नाकाबंदी)  'illegal(अवैध)'

The High Court of Manipur has declared as illegal the over four-month-long economic blockade in Manipur called by United Naga Council (UNC).  The HC also directed the authorities to deal with those supporting the blockade according to the law.A bench of Chief Justice R R Prasad, Justice N Kotiswar Singh and Justice Kh Nobin Singh passed the order on a public interest litigation(मुकदमेबाजी). Though the order was passed on March 3, it was made available today.  The blockade, called by the UNC on November 1 last year, has become a key issue in Manipur where Assembly election is going on. The second and last phase of polling will he held on March 8.The key national highways (number 2 and 37) have been blocked by UNC cadres since November 1 severely(बुरी तरह से) affecting the normal life.  

The UNC protesting against creation of seven new districts in the state, saying this would bifurcate (द्विभाजित) the ancestral land (पुरखों की ज़मीन) of the Naga people.  UNC president Gaidon Kamei and its information secretary UNC Stephen Lamkang are in jail in connection with the blockade.

Definitions of illegal 

contrary to or forbidden by law, especially criminal law.
illegal drugs
synonyms: unlawful, illicit, illegitimate, criminal, felonious, unlicensed, unauthorized, unsanctioned, warrantless, fraudulent, corrupt, outlawed, banned, forbidden, prohibited, proscribed, taboo, contraband, black-market, bootleg, malfeasant, crooked, shady, sketchy
a person present in a country without official authorization.
Immigration officials say those illegals come from more than 100 countries.

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