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    Assam: Bandh Hits Life in Dima Hasao

    Militant group of Dimasa National Liberation Army called for the bandh to mark January 25 as ‘Dimasa Martyrs Day’

    Haflong:  The 36-hour Dimaraji bandh call by militant group Dimasa National Liberation Army (DNLA) continued to impact normal life in Dima Hasao district.

    The bandh began from 5 PM on Sunday and slated to continue till Tuesday morning.

    During the bandh, all business establishments, educational institutes, shops, markets etc. were seen shut and vehicles were seen off the road, however essential and emergency services were exempted from the purview of the bandh.

    Meanwhile, security has been beefed up and security personnel has been deployed in the town area of Haflong, the district headquarter.

    The militant group called for the bandh to mark January 25 as ‘Dimasa Martyrs Day’ as two youths Prabanta Hakmaosa and Mithun Dibragede lost their life in police firing at Maibang railway station while protesting against a government move to include part of Dima Hasao district in the proposed territory of Greater Nagalim as per the Naga Framework Agreement signed between Centre and NSCN (I-M) on January 25th January 2018.

    It was reported in some media that an agreement was signed between the NDA Government and NSCN (IM) which said to establish a satellite council or special development authority for Nagas within the Dima Hasao district of Assam which triggers the protest.

    No untoward incident had been reported so far from any part of the district till filling of this report.

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