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Paralyzing bandh in Dima Hasao

 Normal life in Dima Hasao district comes to a grinding halt from Tuesday after 48 hour came into force in the morning. Schools and colleges, shops and markets, banks and offices, mostly, are remaining closed under the impact of the bandh called by the NC Hills Indigenous Students’ Forum and the NC Hills Women Forum.

The two organizations have given the band call demanding bifurcation of NC Hills into two autonomous districts, payment of seven months’ pending salary to the council employees, implementation of all the minority development schemes and speedy investigation into the Rs 1,000 crore scam.

Talking to Assam Times, the leaders of the organizations alleged that the name of the NC Hills district was forcibly changed into Dima Hasao ignoring strong objection against this proposal from the indigenous people of the district.

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