Anti-CAB state-wide bandh on February 11

DIMAPUR, FEB 7 (NPN) | Publish Date: 2/7/2019 10:47:53 AM IST

A meeting convened by Nagaland GB Federation (NGBF) and attended by Tribal Hohos and civil society groups on Thursday has decided to hold a total Nagaland bandh on February 11, 2019 against the Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB), 2016.

The meeting held at Hotel Saramati, Dimapur on Thursday entrusted all apex tribal organisations to take responsibility in organising the bandh in their own districts.

The house also resolved to submit representation to President of India through Governor on February 8, 2019 in Kohima to express Naga people’s opposition to CAB. Public would march from MLA Hostel junction to Raj Bhavan at 11am.

A separate representation to Prime Minister would also be submitted through Governor to appeal for solution to Naga political issue as promised by him.

Meanwhile, it was resolved that all Naga people would observe prayer day on Sunday (February 10) in all Churches in Nagaland for the above two issues. Joint Christian Forum, Pastors and Tribal leaders have been entrusted to make necessary announcements.

NGBF and Joint Committee on Prevention of Illegal Immigrants (JCPI) would jointly coordinate and supervise the above.

CNSA backs NGBF initiative

Supporting the NGBF’s initiative to oppose the CAB, the Central Nagaland Students Association (CNSA) has appealed to all its constituent units to cooperate and attend the gathering in Kohima on February 8, 2019. 

In a press release, CNSA president Himato Yeputho also urged the units to enforce bandh called by the NGBF on February 11, 2019.

Meanwhile, CNSA said it “fully supports and endorse” the initiative taken by NGBF to oppose the CAB and appeal for an early settlement of the Naga political issue.


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