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Total ‘bandh’ called in Nagaland on February 11 against Citizenship Bill

Total ‘bandh’ called in Nagaland on February 11 against Citizenship Bill

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itanagar itanagar

Guwahati, February 9, 2019:

As the Northeast continues to burn due to the curse of the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2016, ‘bandhs’ and protests have become the order of the day. Today itself, life in Upper Assam has come to a half after the ‘Tai Ahom Yuva Parishad’ had called a ‘bandh’ in Assam. Now, it seems like it is Nagaland’s turn to call a ‘bandh’.

The state of Nagaland will observe a total bandh on February 11 in protest against the controversial Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB), 2016. The resolution to call the ‘bandh’ passed in a meeting conducted among the tribe hohos, civil societies, and mass-based organizations on February 6 at Hotel Saramati in Dimapur.

All the apex tribal organizations would take responsibility to organize the bandh in their own districts and tribal leaders will take further decisions after the 'bandh'.

A peaceful rally was held about the submission of the memorandum for CAB and Naga political issue on Friday, February 8 in Kohima.

He added that during the rally, a representation expressing Naga people’s opposing the was submitted to the president of India through the state governor; while a separate representation to the prime minister has also been submitted through the governor to appeal for the solution to Naga political issue.