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DIMAPUR, FEBRUARY 17 (MExN): The Joint Coordination Committee (JCC) today informed the bandh will continue in Dimapur till TR Zeliang resigns from the post of Chief Minister.
A press note from the JCC however informed that the timing of the bandh on February 18 will be from 9:00am to 3:00pm. It further asked tribe bodies to continue with the agitation and bandh in their respective districts and jurisdiction, and appealed volunteers to remain in their designated area of duty.
The JCC also informed volunteers that it has been resolved that pastors on special duty with due authorization letter signed and sealed by respective churches will be exempted from the purview of the Bandh along with the JCC media Cell in-charges, ambulances, vehicles with school children, police on duty, press and media personnel, vehicles with patients with medical reports, vehicles ferrying food and water for volunteers, vehicles attending (wedding cards must be produced on demand) and funerals and Buses and vehicles on exam duty.
It furthermore asked the government to immediately restore mobile internet services for the sake of the students who are appearing exams and filling up online applications.
The Ao Senden meanwhile informed that the indefinite total bandh in Mokokchung has been temporarily relaxed from Saturday, February 18.
It was, however, informed that movement of government vehicles and opening of government offices shall remain restricted until the chief minister ‘officially’ steps down. Convener of Ao Senden JCC, A. Bendangnukshi Jamir, while addressing the volunteers during the culmination of today’s bandh informed that the bandh in Mokokchung has been partially lifted, saying that there will be free movement of public and private vehicles and opening of shops, business establishments and educational institutions.
He also informed that government offices would remain locked and government vehicles off the roads until further notice by Ao Senden. Meanwhile, Ao Senden elders and Ao Senden JCC representatives would continue with the movement by staging a sit-in protest at Deputy Commissioner’s office, Mokokchung on Saturday.