Angami bandh
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Kohima: The Southern Angami Public Organization (SAPO), apex tribal body of the Southern Angami areas bordering Manipur, has called for a total bandh its jurisdiction from March 21-23.

The bandh call is regarding the non-withdrawal of the Manipur government’s armed personnel at Kezoltsa, and the continued undertaking of developmental activities by the Manipur government, SAPO said.

This is in violation of the standing agreement with the Tenyimi Public Organization’s (TPO) resolution till any final verdict is served, the organisation said.

The bandh will begin from 1 am on March 21 and will continue till 12 pm on March 23.

Despite calls to resolve the issue at the disputed land, SAPO said that the 72 hours total National Highway bandh along the Southern Angami stretch will be imposed with limited exemptions.

Entry and exit of all Manipur-bound private or public passengers, goods carrier vehicles, commuters coming from Manipur or plying to Manipur state will be totally restricted during the 72-hour bandh.

Vehicles on medical emergencies, para-military vehicles, press and media, students, educational institutions teachers, faculty will be exempted.

Students, teachers, faculty taking entry or exit for attending schools, colleges, or any educational institutions from Manipur to the Southern Angami region will be required to produce valid identification proof.

SAPO assured that the bandh will not deter the smooth and swift activities of the common man in the Southern Angami region.

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