Some of the seized vehicles in Kohima Credit: EastMojo Image

Kohima: The Naga Students’ Federation (NSF) and the Eastern Naga Students’ Federation (ENSF) has temporarily called off the indefinite bandh on movement of government registered vehicles after the sudden demise of the minister for environment, forest and climate change, Justice and law CM Chang on Monday.

A joint statement from Ninoto Awomi, NSF President and Sepili Sangtam President ENSF on Monday night said that the first day of the statewide bandh on all NL10 and NL11 registered vehicles in protest against the government of Nagaland’s inaction in mainstreaming the SSA-RMSA 2010 and 2013 batches into the state education cadre drew to a peaceful and successful close.

The student leaders informed that the federating units and subordinate bodies of the two federations had implemented the bandh in letter and in spirit within their respective jurisdiction. All Covid-19 SOPs were strictly adhered to by the volunteers during the agitation exercise, it informed.

A total of 37 vehicles violating the bandh were seized by the volunteers of the two federations from all over the state of which 10 are from Dimapur, 11 are from Kohima, four each are from Wokha and Zunheboto, three are from Kiphire, two each are from Peren and Tuensang, and one is from Mon.

It said that the officials of the two federations had a threadbare discussion on the developments of the day and unanimously decided to keep the agitation in abeyance considering the sudden and untimely demise of Late. CM Chang, Minister for Environment, Forest & Climate Change, Justice & Law, “as a mark of respect for the departed leader”.

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Keys of some of the seized cars

The bandh will resume on October 19, it informed. It directed all the federating units and sub-ordinate bodies of the two federations to put in place all necessary preparations in order to ensure that the next phase of agitation is carried out successfully.

The two federations extended its gratitude for the support and co-operations in all the endeavors being undertaken by the two federations and also to the Naga people for extending their solidarity towards the cause impacting a large section of the teaching community.

The two federations also offered its deepest condolences to the bereaved family of the departed leader and assured its continued prayer support in the days to come.

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