Students take out peace rally against bandh in Assam

In the backdrop of the recent 100-hour Dima Hasao district bandh in Assam, students of various schools and colleges today hit the streets taking out a peace rally in protest against frequent bandhs disrupting normal life.

The 100-hour Dima Hasao district bandh called by NC Hills Indigenous Students Forum (NCHISF), a students organisation from February 26, had affected normal life and fuelled price rise.

The peace rally was taken out on the main street of Haflong town by the Government College Students Association and other students from various schools and colleges here.

After the procession, the students also submitted a memorandum to the Assam Governor through the Deputy Commissioner of Dima Hasao stating that they condemned the recent bandh by the NCHISF.

The latest bandh by the NCHISF had caused many difficulties to the students appearing for the ongoing HSLC and HS examinations in the state.

The memorandum also pointed out that the bandh supporters had caused huge damage to public property and inconvenience to the general public.

The NCHISF and Indigenous Women Forum (IWF), Haflong have been raising the issue of bifurcation of Dima Hasao for long and have called bandhs in the district several times.