Truth vs Hype: Manipur - The myth of the blockade

PUBLISHED ON: November 19, 2011 | Duration: 25 min, 34 sec

   
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When we set off from Delhi to report Manipur's 100-day-long economic blockade, we thought we would be telling the story of a massive crisis: a shortage of essentials, soaring prices, a government - State and Centre - that seem paralysed. But as we discovered very quickly, the ground realities are far more complex, with rising levels of skepticism - even direct accusations by the people. So, what is the true extent of the shortage, especially of fuel? Is it genuine or manufactured? Are security concerns tying the hands of the state or are there political gains from the blockade? We take a look on Truth vs Hype.
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