‘Bandh’ continues in Nagaland, CM seeks solutions to sort-out violence in state
Source :News Bharati English   Date :06-Feb-2017

Kohima, February 6: Sinful violence in Nagaland that hit hardly to the government property and especially Chief Minister TR Zeliang. As the violence rose over the 33% reservation of seats for women in urban local bodies, state government stepped forward to tackle the situation in appropriate way.  On Sunday TR Zeliang called on a consultative meeting of all tribal bodies to discuss about the solutions as tribal bodies have shutdown the government machineries.The tribal organizations started their shutdown of the government machinery in order to seek resignation of TR Zeliang. The tribal bodies feel holding election to urban local bodies with 33 per cent reservation for women would violate upon Naga tradition and custom. K. T Vile, convenor of Nagaland Tribes Action Committee (NTAC), said that “Our bandh and protests would continue till the CM steps down. If that doesn’t happen we might be forced to take another course.”

In order to take a control over the messed up situations volunteers have stepped up on the streets in the early morning to smoothen the movement of government vehicles. Kevichata Sechi, Vice-President of Angami Youth Organization said that “we are putting volunteers on the streets across the state to stop government vehicles. Government offices have been asked to shut down voluntarily.” Also the police personnel have stepped to prevent the situation from turning into violent. In a press note it said that “all educational institution including government/private schools and colleges, district administration, police stations, fire and emergency services, all banks, all central government offices, BSNL/Telecom and Head Post Office, Nagaland State Transport, power sub-stations, Kohima Municipal Council, Nagaland Public Services Commission (NPSC), Nagaland Board of School Education, Primary Health Centres/dispensaries, hotels/eateries, business community, private vehicles and pedestrians have been exempted from the purview of the bandh.”

On Thursday evening the mob set the office of Kohima Municipal Council and government vehicles on fire. Also they burned down the rented house of Chief Minister in Dimapur. Tribal organisations in Nagaland were demanding the resignation of the TR Zeliang-led government after two people were killed and two others were injured in the state’s commercial hub of Dimpaur when police fired on a mob comprising hundreds of armed youths trying to enter the private residence of the chief minister on Tuesday night.