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Feb 11 Nagaland bandh will not be called off: JCPI


No volunteers will be deployed to enforce bandh

Dimapur, February 11: The JCPI has informed that no volunteers will be deployed to enforce the February 11 state-wide bandh anywhere in the state of Nagaland. It also made it clear that under no circumstances the bandh will be called off.
“The CAB, 2016, strikes at the core of Naga identity, and therefore every Naga should take it upon himself to stand up for their own rights without viewing the 11th February bandh as meaningless or an unnecessary inconvenience to the public. To view the 11th bandh as an inconvenience would be most unfortunate and unpatriotic,” it said in a press release.
The JCPI appealed to the good conscience of all Nagas – whether students, government servants, traders, business people, other professionals and the general public, to respect and honour the call of Nagaland bandh which has been called to send a message to the Union Government that the preservation and the protection of the indigenous lives in the North-east is of outmost priority.
Its high time Naga people automatically stand up and assert their rights without the JCPI or any entity enforcing any “Common Naga Agenda” through coercive methods, it stated.
The JCPI said police, district administrations, medical & emergency services, army & paramilitary forces, students and teachers on examination, pre-engaged programmes like weddings, autorickshaws or transportations ferrying students on examination, train and flight passengers, members of the NSCN (IM) attending the National Hoho, etc., are exempted from the purview of the bandh. It requested all the exemptees to honor the bandh appeal and limit their movements to the bare necessity. Press & media are automatically exempted, it said.
The JCPI again appealed to leaders of the tribe hohos – including Naga Council Dimapur – in the eleven districts and the two sub-divisions of Tseminyu and Meluri to enforce the bandh in their respective places which is as per the desire of all right thinking citizens.
For any clarity on the bandh, the JCPI can be contacted at 961780249 and 9615191549. (Page News Service)