Normal life was partially affected in Manipur by a general strike called by underground Maoist Communist Party (MCP) in protest against alleged allocation of land for the erection of wooden border fencing in undemarcated areas along the Indo-Myanmar border in Chandel district.

Markets, shops and business establishments were closed in different areas of the state capital, but they were open in the outlying areas, officials said.

Transport services between Manipur and neighbouring states were cancelled in view of the strike which began from midnight last night.

Reports from the districts said that life was normal, although transport services between Imphal and the district headquarters were cancelled.