Bharat Bandth: Nagaland not effected, except Postal Department

(Dimapur Traffic | File Photo: NagalandExpress)

Our Bureau with media inputs:

Dimapur, January 8 (NE): Nagaland across various districts today on January Eight has not participated in the “Bharat Bandth”, which is being held all over India due to various reasons, from Centre’s anti-people policies.

As normal life continued, particularly in Dimapur, on its third day of the current week, a total road jam in the long stretch of Highway including the City’s roads was still seen with heavy duty by Dimapur Traffic Police. According to a National media outlet, trade unions’ strike has however hit postal services in Nagaland.

Postal services were affected in Nagaland due to the strike called by trade unions even though it did not have any impact on normal life with vehicles plying and markets remaining open. Under the banner of All India Postal Employees Union (AIPEU), the staff demonstrated outside the respective post offices across the state, including the head post office in the state capital, Kohima, demanding scraping of the New Pension Scheme and raising a host of other issues. Shri Kevilekho Angami, the postmaster at the head post office, maintained that the demands of the union are genuine. Led by assistant divisional secretary, Shri L. Imtikumjuk, the postal staff demanded that the Centre should stop privatisation of government departments and public sector undertakings. They also demanded withdrawal of “anti-worker” labour codes and labour reforms.

Meanwhile, commercial establishments, including markets, shops, and other government offices were functional as usual.