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Mokokchung bandh peaceful

An IRB jawan patrolling a deserted street in Mokokchung town, Thursday. (NP)
Correspondent MOKOKCHUNG, SEPT 4:
Published on 5 Sep. 2008 1:07 AM IST
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Dawn-to-dusk Mokokchung bandh called by the All Wards Union Mokokchung in protest against the proposed 33% reservation of seats for women in civic body, passed off peacefully Thursday with no report of any untoward incident. Organizers of the bandh claimed that the bandh was a total success as the streets wore a deserted look with no signs of vehicles or pedestrians barring bandh enforcers and security personnel. Educational establishments and shops remained closed while attendance in offices was thin. Later, the All Wards Union Mokokchung at a press briefing said the Union resorted to bandh as the State government did not give any reply to the 30-day deadline given by the Union with regard to 33% reservation for women in the upcoming Mokokchung Municipal Elections 2008. The All Wards Union president also claimed that the bandh was not organized by the union alone, but had the sanction of all the public of Mokokchung town. He also said the bandh was part of the various phases of agitation against 33% reservation based on the resolutions of the general public meeting held on the July 30 last. The union further clarified that it was neither opposed to municipal election nor against women contesting in the municipal election, but against 33% reservation only. The union hoped that the government would deliberate on the reservation issue and come out with something positive, during the Assembly session scheduled on September 9 and 10. Meanwhile, the union informed that it would not allow any intending candidate for the coming MMC election to file their nomination papers as per government notification, till the issue was resolved.

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