NSF expresses concern over 1,000-hr bandh along NH-39

The Naga Students' Federation (NSF) has expressed serious concern over the ongoing 1,000-hour bandh along the National Highway-39 called by the Joint Action Committee for Autonomous State (JACAS), Karbi Anglong in Assam.

PTI| Updated: Oct 29, 2014, 16:52 PM IST

Kohima: The Naga Students' Federation (NSF) has expressed serious concern over the ongoing 1,000-hour bandh along the National Highway-39 called by the Joint Action Committee for Autonomous State (JACAS), Karbi Anglong in Assam.

"The NSF, or for that matter the Nagas, have nothing to say over the demand for autonomous or separate state by the Karbi people.

"However, imposing a 1,000-hour bandh on National Highway, thereby cutting off the route which is the only life-line for the people of Nagaland, is a matter of great concern," said NSF vice-president Joseph Ngouri and general secretary Esther Rhakho in a release here on Wednesday.

The NSF said the Assam government should make sure that nothing happens to any travelers and ensure safe passage for vehicles carrying essential commodities meant for Nagaland.

The NSF also urged the Union Home Ministry to take necessary measures for the safety people plying through the Karbi Anglong district of Assam.