Kohima, October 11 (NEx): All eyes are on the State Government as students’ bodies fold their sleeves for the State-wide bandh on the vehicular movement of government registered vehicles called by Naga Students Federation (NSF) and Eastern Naga Students Federation (ENSF) from October 12, 2020.
While, students’ bodies across the State came in support for the call of NSF and ENSF, development in State capital, Kohima was closely watched by many as Angami Public Organization (APO) on Saturday came out openly against the bandh called by the students’ bodies and informed that APO will not allow any agitation to take place in the Angami area, also requested NSF to call off the bandh.
The Angami Students Union (ASU) President Vizokho Zashümo and General Secretary Petekhrietuo Kiewhuo in a statement on Sunday said that the ASU stands United with the NSF, ENSF and students fraternity across the Nagaland on the issue of mainstreaming RMSA & SSA Teachers of 2010 & 2013 batches. The indefinite bandh on the vehicular movement of the Nagaland government registered vehicles NL-10, NL-11, from October 12, 2020 will be enforced in our entire jurisdiction, ASU stated.
The ASU while acknowledging concern of the Angami Public Organisation, assured that any activity related to COVID-19 or the Naga Solution will not be hampered.
Meanwhile, separate notification issued by All Sumi Student’s Union (SKK), Lotha students’ Union (LSU), Chakhesang Student’s Union (CSU), Rengma students Union (RSU), Phom Students’ Conference (PSC), Konyak Students Union, Ao Students’ Conference (AKM), Angami Students Union, Pochury Students’ Union, Dimapur Naga Students’ Union (DNSU), Zeliangrong Students Union, Khiamniungan Students Union, alongwith others directed all concern to strictly comply and keep the above mentioned vehicles off road to avoid any untoward incidents. Failing which, the Unions shall not be responsible for any untoward circumstances, it stated.
Further, the students’ unions stated that, only vehicles on medical services, administration & police on duty, Fire & Emergency services will be exempted from the purview of the bandh.
NSF & ENSF issues directive for State-wide bandh;
The NSF and ENSF issued directive for the State-wide bandh on vehicular movement of the government registered NL-10 & NL-11 vehicles from October 12, 2020 and notified all federating units and sub-ordinate bodies of NSF and ENSF to comply with the the advisories issued.
The State-wide bandh will commence from 06:00 am on October 12, 2020 and it will continue indefinitely until further communique from the two federations. All the COVID-19 SOPs shall be strictly followed and adhered, it notified.
The bandh shall be strictly implemented at the respective jurisdiction of the units and no leniency to be extended to any defaulters. Any vehicles (NL-10 & NL-11) once seized shall only be released after the demands are met by the State government, it stated.