Day 1 of indefinite total bandh peaceful

Our Correspondent
Kohima | January 13


Irked over non-responsive attitude of the state government for creation of Tseminyu district, Rengma Selo Zi (RSZ) and Rengma Students’ Union (RSU) have resumed the indefinite total bandh along the stretch of National Highway-2 within its jurisdiction from today.


The bandh passed off peacefully and no untoward incident has been reported.


Angered with the government’s coldness and lack of commitment towards the ‘genuine concerns and issues of its citizens,’ the Rengma community “feels deprived and discriminated and as such has begun to doubt the government’s dedication towards the people’s real issues and concerns”, said a statement issued by Rengma Selo Zi president Kenneth Kath.


“Such inaction on the government’s end has left the Rengma people aggrieved and feel that the government has turned its back on the Rengma community and is insensitive to the sentiments of the Rengmas”, he stated.


The RSZ and the RSU, taking into account the ongoing efforts of the government for ‘solution before election’ and acknowledging the time required to deliberate and come to a decision on the Rengma people’s genuine demand for the overdue Tseminyu district, had given the government ample amount of time, he pointed.


However, Kath lamented that inspite of the patience and restraint exercised for a long time, and the sincere appeals made, the matter continues to be stalled.


Therefore, the two organizations are now compelled to resume the ‘suspended indefinite bandh’ and held the government solely responsible.


The RSZ and RSU also warned that unlike the earlier bandh which was done with restraint this time it is being enforced with greater magnitude and greater force for which the government is solely responsible.


Official sources said that adequate security measures have been put in place by the district administration to thwart any untoward incident.


ANTA Wokha Unit issues travel advisory

Dimapur, January 13 (MExN): With resumption of the ‘suspended indefinite bandh’ along NH 2 by Rengma Selo Zi (RSZ) and Rengma Students’ Union on January 13, the All Nagaland Taxi Association (ANTA) Wokha Unit has once again informed that during the bandh the Wokha-Dimapur taxis will be plying via Merapani. However, Wokha-Kohima taxis service will be on hold, informed a press note issued by the Unit President Hayithung Odyuo and General Secretary Lipenthung Ovung. Meanwhile, the association requested all the commuters to register grievances, if any, at ANTA Wokha unit office. They can also call the Unit’s Helpline no. 7005428175/ 9856848356/ 9436810226 or mail at