Dimapur, April 16: Newly-floated militant organization Dimasa National Liberation Army (DNLA) has called for a 36-hour Dima Hasao and Karbi Anglong bandh on April 17, a day ahead of the second phase of Lok Sabha polls.
The bandh will come into effect from 5 p.m. Wednesday.
It may be mentioned that Autonomous District Lok Sabha constituency, which includes three hill districts – Karbi Anglong, West Karbi Anglong and Dima Hasao, will go to polls in second phase on April 18.
According to a press release issued by Ringsmai Dimasa, information & publicity secretary of Dimasa Peoples’ Supreme Council (DPSC)/DNLA, the Dimasa tribe of the country formed the organization (DNLA) under the chairmanship Naisodao Dimasa and home secretary Kharmindao Dimasa.
“The organization is for and to develop a sense of brotherhood among the Dimasa and also to rebuild the trust and faith among the Dimasa society for regaining the Dima Kingdom,” it stated, adding, “The organization also established a government in exile called ‘Dimasa Peoples’ Supreme Council (DPSC)’ which will interact with formal and non-formal world bodies and media.”
It also stated that a general assembly of the council held in deep forest vowed to “revamp” their “national struggle” and declared to “fight for the liberation of sovereignty, independent Dimasa Nation” by strengthening their policy.
The outfit further stated that they are “all determined” to their “culture, language and historical right”.
Declaring the 36-hour bandh from 5 pm on Wednesday, the outfit stated that the medical, water supply, educational institutes and milk supply have been exempted from the purview of the bandh.
“The DNLA oppose Citizenship Amendment Bill, we will not allow anyone to put our future generation at risk. We will fight to death for our freedom and right,” the outfit further stated. (Page News Service)