A peace meeting initiated by Maibang police on Thursday resolved to maintain peace in Maibang sub-division. The peace meeting was convened following the January 25 incident in which two youths were killed in police firing.
Village heads, NGOs and senior citizens of the locality participated in the meeting. Though everybody emphasized the need for maintain peace yet they expressed resentment at the government’s decision to mere transfer the DC and SP after the incident. Many of them aired their grievances that mere transferring the DC and SP does not tantamount to any punishment which they actually deserve.
Senior citizen JL Jidung presided over the peace meet on Thursday.
On January 25 police opened fire at the protestors who blocked the railway tracks in protest against proposed inclusion of Dima Hasao district in Greater Nagalim.
A large number of protestors took to the street in Maibang, the headquarters of the Maibang Sub-division and blocked the railway tracks at the Maibang Railway Station and stopped movement of train through the station as part of the 12-hour Dima Hasao bandh called by several organizations of Dima Hasao.
The protesting organizations have sought clarification from the State and Central Governments regarding the recent media reports stating that in the Framework Agreement, signed between the Central Government and the Isak-Muivah faction of the National Socialist Council of Nagaland (NSCN-IM), where it has been proposed that Dima Hasao district would come under Greater Nagalim.
27-year-old Prabin Hakmaosa and 33-year-old Mitunjoy Dibragede lost their lives in police firing that triggered widespread protests and anger in the district.
A total of 9 people were injured in the police firing at the Maibang Railway Station. Maibang is the the headquarters of Maibag sub-division in Dima Hasao district.
The bandh was called by Jadike Naiso Hosom (JNH), Dimasa Students’ Union (DSU), All Dimasa Students’ Union (ADSU), Dimasa Women’s Society (DSW) and Dimasa Mothers’ Association (DMA).