The usually busy Nyamo Lotha Road, Dimapur wears a deserted look during the bandh period on Saturday, December 14. (Morung Photo)
Morung Express News
Dimapur | December 14
Saturday’s 6-hour bandh from 6:00am to 12 noon in all Naga inhabited areas passed peacefully without any untoward incidents.
The bandh was called by Naga Students’ Federation (NSF) to show resentment against the passing of Citizenship Amendment Bill.
In commercial capital Dimapur, student volunteers stationed at various strategic locations were seen monitoring vehicular movements and halting it till 12 noon for those who were not exempted from the purview of the bandh.
However, by around 11:50 am, large number of vehicles were seen queued at some fuel stations to refill even as the district administration and oil companies had already assured the public of enough stock.
Since pedestrian movement was not strictly enforced, a huge number of shoppers had already flocked the stretch of Nyamo Lotha Road by 11:30 am.
Office bearers of Dimapur Naga Students’ Union which enforced the bandh in Dimapur said that it was conducted peacefully.
State capital Kohima wore a deserted look with most of the commercial establishments not opening due to the shutdown.
The total bandh was also observed in all districts of the State, with no reports of any untoward incidents.
AKM says both Nagaland MPs should quit
Morung Express News
Mokokchung | December 14
Ao Kaketshir Mungdang (AKM), the apex students organization of the Ao Nagas said today that the two Members of Parliament from Nagaland in the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha should quit as they no longer have the moral right to represent the people of Nagaland in the parliament after they voted in favor of the Citizenship Amendment Bill recently.
AKM president Imkongwati while addressing a press conference press in his office chamber today after successfully imposing the 6-hour bandh called by the Naga Students' Federation in Mokokchung district said that the two MPs should resign on moral grounds as they have "sold out the rights of the people they represent" when they voted in favor of the contentious bill.
He also said that the bandh today was total in Mokokchung and thanked the public for their cooperation. He also thanked the Ao Senden, Watsü Mungdang, All Wards Union Mokokchung, the Mokokchung Town Aor Telungjem as well as the Sumi Students Union Mokokchung and the Sumi Hoho Mokokchung for their solidarity and support.
The bandh in Mokokchung passed off peacefully without any report of untoward incidents. The bandh was imposed in the district headquarters and all sub-divisional headquarters. All major roads and highways passing through the district remained blocked during the bandh hours.