Kohima, October 18 (NEx): The State-wide bandh of vehicular movement on government registered vehicles called by Naga Students Federation (NSF) and Eastern Naga Students Federation (ENSF) will resume from October 19, 2020, 06:00 am onwards, notified the students’ bodies.
The agitation was called by the NSF and ENSF in regards with the failure of the state government to respond to the 30 days ultimatum served by the NSF & ENSF to mainstream RMSA & SSA Teachers of 2010 & 2013 batches into the State Education cadre, was started on October 12, 2020.
A total of 37 vehicles violating the bandh were seized by the volunteers of the two federations from all over the state on the first day, October 12, 2020.
Later on that day, due to the untimely demise of (Late) Eno. C M Chang, Hon’ble Minister, Environment, Forest & Climate Change, Justice & Law, Govt.of Nagaland, as a mark of respect for the departed leader the officials of the two federations unanimously decided to keep the agitation in abeyance till October 18, 2020.
A joint directive issued by the NSF and ENSF on Sunday informed leaders of all federating units and sub-ordinate bodies of Naga Students Federation and Eastern Naga Students Federation that the indefinite state-wide bandh on all NL-10 and NL-11 registered vehicles shall resume from 06:00 am on October 19, 2020.
Further, Students bodies informed that the Medical, District Administration, Police, Fire and emergency services, power, High Court and postal duties, Home Guards, Civil Defence and SDRF departments are exempted from the purview of the bandh.
Meanwhile, Nagaland Advisor for School Education K T Sukhalu appealed to the Naga Students Federation (NSF) and the Eastern Naga Students Federation (ENSF) to reconsider their proposed agitation from October 19.
Speaking as a special guest at the felicitation programme 2020” organized by Naga Students’ Federation (NSF) “HSLC & HSSLC Naga Toppers at Kohima on October 16, 2020, Sukhalu said, the Government has already agreed in principle to mainstream the SSA & RMSA teachers of 2010 and 13 batches in October 2018, Sukhalu stressed that the task is not as simple as signing a piece of paper.