The 36 hours Dima Raji Bandh starting from 5 AM today paralyzed the normal life here at Haflong.
The bandh was called by Joint Action Committee Dima Raji Movement (JACDM) in protest against the government’s apathetical attitude towards the popular and genuine demand of Dima Raji.
The demand for a ‘Dima Raji’ state comprising contiguous areas of Nagaon, Cachar, Karimganj, Karbi Anglong district and some portion of Nagaland state is being raised by the Dimasa people for a long time.
It is to be mentioned here the Dima Halam Daogah under ceasefire has also been demanding the ‘Dima Raji’ state and several rounds of talks also been held with the government but till date the government has failed to solved this ‘Dima Raji’ issue.
All the government offices including Deputy Commissioner Office and Dima Hasao Autonomous Council remain closed. The market, banks, schools, college also remain closed. The entire vehicles are off the roads. The railway authority cancelled all the up and down passenger trains including Hill Queen.
The General Secretary and Joint Secretary Sri S. Changsan and A. Bodo, warned the government for stronger agitation to be launched in near future if the government fails solve the Dima Raji issue immediately.
All together the Bandh was total and spontaneous; there is no report of untoward incident till the filing of this report.