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Kohima: Following the inaction of the state government to mainstream teachers of the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) and Rashtriya Madhyamika Shiksha Abhiyan (RMSA) batches of 2010 and 2013 batches into the state education cadre, the Naga Students’ Federation (NSF) and the Eastern Naga Students’ Federation (ENSF) have notified a state-wide ban on movement of government registered vehicles from October 12 onwards.

Through a joint statement issued by NSF president Ninoto Awomi and ENSF president Sepili L Sangtam on Monday noon, the student bodies informed that as part of the first phase of agitation, the ban on movement of government registered vehicles bearing NL-10 and NL-11 will be imposed till further notice from the federations.

This comes after the lapse of the 30-day joint ultimatum that was submitted to the state government on September 2 with regard to mainstreaming of SSA & RMSA Teachers 2010 & 2013 batch into the state education cadre.

The federations, on Friday unanimously resolved to call for a “democratic agitation” after it had expressed its “dissatisfaction at the inaction of the state government” pertaining to the response letter from the state government, dated September 23.

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“It is hereby notified that a state-wide bandh of vehicular movement will be imposed on Government Registered NL 10 and NL 11 vehicles w.e.f. 12 October 2020 first phase of agitation and until further communiqué from the two federations,” the presidents informed.

However, exemptions are made for vehicles on duty for medical services, administration & police, fire & emergency services.

It directed the federating units and sub-ordinate bodies of both the NSF and ENSF to “initiate necessary ground level preparation in their respective jurisdiction”.

The student bodies also appealed to all concerned to co-operate with the agitation and warned that any “unwanted consequences upon its dereliction shall be the sole responsibility of the violators”.

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