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Nagaland worried over hills bandh

Nagaland expressed grave concern over the 1000-hour Karbi Anglong bandh beginning from Monday apprehending that it would disrupt the normal life in the neighbouring state. A worried Nagaland chief minister TR Zeliang said that with immediate intervention of the Centre is required, else the bandh would paralyzed normal life in Nagaland.

In a letter on Sunday to union home minister Rajnath Singh, Zeliang said that the bandh would not only cut off road communication but also affect supply of essential items including foodgrains, medicine, petroleum products etc to Nagaland as well as Manipur. He further urged his Assam counterpart Tarun Gogoi and Union minister of state for home to intervene to ensure that the normal life in Nagaland and Manipur is not disrupted.

Karbi Anglong and Dima Hasao district administrations have stepped up measures to ensure normalcy during the 1000 hour bandh called by Joint Action Committee for Autonomous State from Monday.

The bandh has been called by the JACAS of Karbi Anglong demanding creation of an autonomous state out of Karbi Anglong and Dima Hasao, the two hill districts of Assam.

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