Jan 27, 2012

Nagalim: Peaceful Protest a Success

A 36-hour protest has concluded in Dimapur, Nagaland, on the evening of 26 January 2012, without any incidence of violence. The peaceful bandh resulted in the closure of all shops and business in the city for two days.

Below is an article by the Nagaland Post:

Second day of the 36-hour bandh called by NSCN(I-M) remained peaceful without any untoward incidents reported from across Naga inhabited areas in the Northeast. The bandh ended at 6 p.m. Thursday [26 January 2012].

The bandh which began Wednesday morning, however brought commercial and trading activities to a halt. All shops and business establishments in the state remained closed for the second day while vehicular traffic was much more visible on the second day. Hospitals and pharmacies were opened throughout out the day.

Government offices remained closed owing the Republic Day celebration amidst tight security. NSCN (I-M) called the bandh in protest against the restrictions imposed on their leaders, Isak Chishi Swu and Th. Muivah, on travelling to Zunheboto. It also alleged violation of human rights and cease-fire ground rules and deployment of security forces around their designated camp.

Meanwhile, a press release from NSCN (I-M) CAO, Sumi region, Atovi Swu stated that it appreciated the “Sumi Kukami Hoho, Sumi Hoho, Sumi Totimi Hoho, Sumi Kiphimi Kuqhakulu, senior citizens, district administration, regional workers, Sumi region” and the public in Zunheboto district for their cooperation during the bandh.