|14-day Dima Hasao bandh suspended|
HAFLONG, March 7 – The 14-day Dima Hasao bandh that began from 5 am today called jointly by the Dimasa Students’ Union (DSU), Dimasa Women Society (DWS) and Dimasa Mothers’ Association (DMA) has affected the normal life at Haflong. Since the morning today, the business establishments including market, schools, government and semi-government offices remained closed. All the vehicles remained off the road. The ASTC also suspended its services.
The organisations are demanding to take back TET from the district of Dima Hasao, to hold fresh process of eligibility test by the Dima Hasao Autonomous Council and to protect their rights and livelihood.
Several members and office-bearers of these organisations submitted a memorandum to the Deputy Commissioner, Dima Hasao in presence of Executive Member, Dima Hasao Autonomous Council Kalijay Sengyung and Superintendent of Police Mugdhajyoti Mahanta, etc. After a prolonged discussion and with the request of EM, Sengyung and DC Dilip Borthakur, the leaders of these organisations however, agreed upon to suspend their 14-day-long Dima Hasao bandh temporarily up to March 13. The organisations also warned that if the Government fails to fulfil their demands within March 13, they would be compelled to launch agitation for which the organisations could not be held responsible.