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Mixed response in Nagaland to nationwide strike


Kohima, January 8: The nationwide strike against the alleged anti-people policies of the Modi Government at the Centre had a mixed response in Nagaland today.
There was no impact on commercial activities and transport services, but the employees of post offices under the banner of All India Postal Employees Union (AIPEU), Nagaland Division across the State sat within their premises shouting slogans against the BJP Government with banners demanding scraping of new pension scheme and restore the old scheme.
In the state capital, AIPEU Nagaland Division sat outside the Head Post office here wherein Post Master Kevilekho Angami said the demands of the union are genuine and that they would continue to pressurize its fulfilment.
Assistant Divisional Secretary L Imtikumjuk led in shouting slogans against the ‘draconian policies’ of the Government.
They also asked the government to stop privatization, corporation of central government departments and public sector undertakings.
They also demanded withdrawal of anti-worker labour codes and labour reforms.
The strike also incorporated the demand for scrapping of Citizenship Amendment Act.
Assistant Divisional Secretary AIPEU Kevikhrelie Kirha said while the mainland India is protesting against the Act for granting citizenship on religious line, the entire North East is against it not because the Muslims are not granted citizenship but to protect the indigenous inhabitants of the region from infiltration of illegal Bangladeshi immigrants.
Meanwhile, sources said though the banking sector also didn’t have much effect because of the strike, but branches of Central Bank special in Kohima and Dimapur joined the strike. (Page News Service)