Politics

Indefinite Bandh in Nagaland Called Off

File photo of security personnel patrolling as bandh supporters block a highway. Credit: PTI

File photo of security personnel patrolling as bandh supporters block a highway. Credit: PTI

Kohima: The indefinite bandh in Nagaland was today called off by the Joint Coordination Committee (JCC) and the Nagaland Tribes Action Committee following the resignation of chief minister T.R. Zeliang.

The bandh was called on January 31 to demand scrapping of 33% reservation for women in urban local body polls, suspension of policemen involved in the firing that left two persons dead and the resignation of the chief minister.

The decision to call off the bandh was taken after governor P.B. Acharya apprised the organisers on the action taken after the resignation tendered by Zeliang, a JCC official said.

The JCC will now work to achieve the desire of the people and re-establish a harmonious life in Naga society, he said.

Zeliang had already declared null and void the entire election process of ULB and transferred policemen in connection with the police firing before resigning on February 19.