Haflong: Normal life was paralysed on Monday following a 60-hour `Dima Hasao bandh` called by North Cachar Hills Indigenous Students` Forum demanding bifurcation of the district, official sources said.
All shops, schools, educational institutions, business
establishments and financial institutions remained closed
while attendance in government offices was thin.
Vehicles remained off the road though train services
have not been disrupted and was running as per schedule.
There was no report of any untoward incident reported
from any other parts of the district.
The bandh began at 5 am today and was scheduled to
end on May 19.
The bandh has been called to demand the bifurcation of
North Cachar Hills district which was recently renamed as
Dima Hasao district causing resentment among the non-Dimasas
of the district.
The bandh has been also supported by North Cachar
Hills Indigenous Womens Forum.