PAC strike in Nagaland

Kohima: Normal life was affected in Dimapur district in Nagaland after the Public Action Committee (PAC) of the Naga Council of Dimapur (NCD) called for a 12-hour bandh in the commercial hub of the state on Monday. The bandh was called to protest against the government’s failure to apprehend the culprits involved in a firing incident at a two-wheeler automobile shop on November 20.

The bandh was also called against several other issues such as multiple taxation, syndicate system, extortion and abduction plaguing the state.

The firing incident at Riven Honda in Notun Basti locality on November 20 caused a massive public outrage prompting the PAC to call the strike. The PAC had earlier called for a strike on December 7 but withdrew it after the Dimapur police constituted a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to investigate into the incident.

Earlier, the PAC had issued a seven-day deadline to the authorities concerned to nab the culprits and threatened to call for a bandh on November 30. The PAC accused some Naga political groups of being responsible for the incident and further demanded their arrest. However, the proposed bandh was called off on November 27 after some suspects were apprehended.

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