Another total bandh in Kohima on Monday

Written by Meghalaya Times. Posted in Front Page

Newmai News Network
KOHIMA, Jan 07: Travelers taking Kohima-Dimapur road are bound to be affected as another ‘total bandh’ will be imposed on Monday, January 9, by the Angami Youth Organisation (AYO) in Kohima and Medzhiphema on the issue of municipal elections.
On Saturday, the Angami Youth Organization (AYO) imposed a ‘total bandh’ from 7 am to 3:30 pm stringently on Kohima, Medziphema and Chumukedima municipalities disrupting traffic flow along the national highway in the Kohima-Dimapur section.

According to AYO, the total bandh was enforced so as to avoid any unfortunate event on the final day of the filing of nominations to the municipal elections.
“Total lack of self-respect and irresponsible complacency on the part of Nagaland government have left us wondering what welfare governance is governing our state,” said the AYO.
Apart from failing to address and resolving issues raised today, the time of filing nomination is blatantly extended with no sense of acknowledgement till January 9, it stated.
“Therefore, left absolutely with no option, AYO has resolved to launch a public movement inviting all and sundry to join against injustice and to defend democratic values of fairness and freedom,” it added.
According to AYO, strict imposition of ‘total bandh’ will be imposed in Kohima and Medziphema on January 9 from 7 am to 3: 30 pm.
“And in due course of time, necessary action shall be initiated against the defaulters with regard to Chumoukedima as per the resolution so established and duly published in the local dailies previously,” it said.
Apart from villages, all the colony youths and members are advised to be present for the day by enforcing total bandh in their respective colonies. At least ten thousand members are expected to participate in the public move.
“We sincerely solicit taxi, bus and truck unions to kindly contribute by sacrificing your valued assets for the day. We also humbly appeal all hospitals in Kohima to assist in case of emergency,” AYO appealed.
According to AYO, in spite of the impending Angami People’s Organisation (APO) meeting with the State Chief Minister tomorrow, Sunday, the youth organization has resolved and “activated all our assets and resources towards this end”.
“No highway vehicular movement are restricted. No travel restrictions on Wokha, Phek and Imphal highways. Vehicles moving between Dimapur to Imphal are directed to take paramedical-Jail colony-New ministers hill-Cathedral-Lerie road. Colony youths along this routes are to guide travelers. Vehicles traversing between Dimapur-Wokha-Phek are directed to take Naga Hospital-Naga Bazaar-Census Office-New Sect-Kohima College-DBS route,” it stated.
All business establishment, pedestrian and vehicular movements are totally restricted. However, exemptions are made exclusively for medical purposes, paramilitary forces, media and district administration only. Police in private and government vehicles won’t be allowed to ply.
“While regretting inconvenience to the general public, this advisory is issued for the general public not to take unnecessary risk. All volunteers are advised to kindly wear a traditional dress each,” AYO said.


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