24-hr Karbi Anglong bandh on Sept 4

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Diphu, September 1: The Autonomous State Demand Committee (ASDC) and frontal organizations Karbi Students’ Association (KSA) and Karbi Nimso Chingthur Asong (KNCA) have called for a 24-hr Karbi Anglong district bandh from September 4.
The bandh will remain effective from 5 a.m. on September 4 to 5 a.m. on September 5.
The bandh has been called with a demand to pressurize the Central Government for holding tripartite talks on creation of a separate autonomous hill State carving out of Karbi Anglong, West Karbi Anglong and Dima Hasao districts.
In a press conference at ASDC office at Diphu on Friday, ASDC president Holiram Terang said, “All essential services like medical emergencies, water, power and others have been excluded from the purview of the bandh.”
It may be recalled that police firing took place at Bokajan on September 3 and 4 in 1986 during a bandh called by the ASDC, KSA and KNCA.
Terang said, “The people of Karbi Anglong, Dima Hasao and West Karbi Anglong have all along been aspiring for a State of its own like those of other hill areas of Northeast India. This demand of the hill people is five decades old. But the Centre and State have never handled the issue properly.” (Agencies)