The Indigenous People’s’ Forum called 100 hours N. C. Hills (Dima Hasao) Bandh starting from 1 AM Monday (8.8.11) to 5 AM of Friday (12.08.11) disrupted normal life here at Haflong causing utter sufferings to the common people economically. They are demanding immediate bifurcation of N. C. Hills with separate autonomous council under 3(c) of Article 244(2) of the Sixth Schedule to the Constitution of India.
All the government offices including Dima Hasao Autonomous Council, schools, business establishments, banks etc. remain closed. However, the offices of the Deputy Commissioner and the Superintendent of Police remain open but with thin attendance. ASTC and private Bus services suspended its services. No vehicle is seen on the roads. Railway also suspended its train running in between Lumding - Badarpur. No untoward incident reported so far. Several groups of Bandh supporters were seen on the road side of Dima Hasao Autonomous Council Secretariat.