Guwahati, 10th November: The 12-hour NC Hills on Monday passed off peacefully. It affected the normal life at Haflong.
The bandh was called by Indigenous People’s Forum
The bandh was called by the Indigenous People’s Forum (IPF). They demanded of immediate bifurcation of the Dima Hasao district with separate autonomous councils under clause (c) of the sub- paragraph (3) of paragraph 1 and sub-paragraph (1) of paragraph 2 of articles 244(2) & 275(1) of the sixth schedule to the constitution of India.
The peace in the district should be maintained
District and police administration made a huge arrangement to ensure the safety and security of the people and also to maintain peace in the district. Assam Rifles personnel were also called in during the bandh to ensure peaceful bandh.
Checking of vehicles were also done
The police department also checked all types of vehicles so that the unwanted accidents or incidents can be avoided. Deputy Commissioner Paul Barua, Superintendent of Police Jayant Sing along with magistrates were given the responsibility of giving rounds in and around Haflong during the bandh. However, medical, water supply, milk supply, electricity, schools, university examinations were exempted due to the bandh.