In protest against the Government’s ‘failure’ to issue clarification regarding the media reports that Dima Hasao, a hill district of Assam, would be included in Greater Nagalim as per the Framework Agreement signed between the NSCN-IM and the Central Government, several organizations including students’ bodies of Dima Hasao have called for a 12-hour-long bandh on January 25, 2018.
According to information, the bandh, which will remain effective from 5 in the morning and 5 in the evening, has been 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).
Earlier, the organizations threatened to launch agitation if the government transfers an inch of district land to the proposed Greater Nagalim.
Hundreds of protestors with national flags in their hands under the banners of various organizations staged protests in Haflong recently. The protesters gathered at Shambhudhon point braving cold weather.
The agitators not only opposed any move to include Dima Hasao in Greater Nagalim but they also opposed even formation of satellite council including the territory of the district as proposed in the Framework Agreement as reported in the media.
A number of Dimasa bodies – including JNH, DSU, DMA on Sunday expressed their resentment on the issue of transfer of part of Dima Hasao territory in the proposed Nagalim.
It may be mentioned the hill district has witnessed series of agitation programme against proposed Naga Framework Agreement.
On December 12, hundreds of agitators from different parts of the district gathered at New Haflong Railway Station and also at Maibang Railway Station at 8 AM to voice their protest against proposed Naga Framework Agreement.