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RSZ, RSU to resume indefinite bandh from today

Saturday, 13 January 2018 12:14
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Dimapur, January 12: The Rengma Selo Zi (RSZ) and Rengma Students' Union (RSU) have decided to resume the 'suspended indefinite bandh' from January 13 from 10 a.m. onwards till their demands are met.

The RSZ and RSU also warned that unlike the earlier bandh which was done with restrain, this time it would be enforced with greater magnitude and greater force for which the government would be solely responsible. 

Relaxation will be restricted to a bare minimum with only 'very emergency cases' of 'death and life' matter to be entertained at the discretion of the enforcing authorities, they stated in a press release.

The RSZ and RSU, while conveying its regret to the general public, reiterated that the same is a direct consequence of the government's inaction and insensitivity and request the public for its cooperation and solidarity to the Rengma community in its fight for its genuine and long overdue demand for Tseminyu district.  

The two organizations stated that responding to the call of Rengma Hoho on temporary suspension of the indefinite bandh with effect from January 1, 2018 on humanitarian grounds, they suspended the bandh.

"In spite of much opposition from all quarters against the suspension of the bandh before the demand was met, the two organizations, with much faith in the wisdom and capacity of the government to deliver what is due, kept its patience and continued to keep the bandh under suspension in goodwill and in the greater interest of the general public. However, the government's coldness and lack of commitment towards the genuine concerns and issues of its citizens is evident in its inaction," the release stated. 

It said the Rengma community feels deprived and discriminated and as such has begun to doubt the government's dedication towards the people's real issues and concerns. 

The release further said the RSZ and the RSU, taking into account the ongoing efforts of the government  for 'solution before election'  and acknowledging the time required to deliberate and come to a decision on the Rengma people's genuine demand for the overdue Tseminyu district, had given the government ample amount of time. However, inspite of the patience and restrain exercised for a long time, and the sincere appeals made, the matter continues to be stalled. (Page News Service)


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