Nagaland

The 6-hours bandh called by NSF passes peacefully in Nagaland

(Super market area, Dimapur during today’s 6-hours bandh | Photo: NagalandExpress)

Kohima, December 14 (NE): The 6-hours bandh called by Naga Students’ Federation (NSF) to express the resentment of the Naga people against the passing of the contentious Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB) passed peacefully in Nagaland on Saturday, December 14, 2019.

As per the report received here, all the business activities across the state came to a standstill, vehicles remained off the roads and people stayed indoors during the bandh that began at 6am and ended 12 noon. Students appearing examination, medical staffs on duty, media personal and wedding goers, provided the wedding card is produced, were exempted from the 6-hours bandh.

NSF condemned the amended Citizenship Act, saying it did not take into account the sentiments of the indigenous people of the Northeast. “The NSF totally resents the injustice done by the central government and we will never support the amended Citizenship Act, which is the latest weapon of the Centre to divide the Northeastern people on concessional lines,” stated in a press release from NSF.