Passengers left stranded at the New Haflong station on Saturday as train services were completely suspended due to the 48-hour bandh at Dima Hasao. The stranded passengers ransacked the station building, damaging the unreserved ticket system office, furniture and machineries.
As many as 1096 passengers have been stranded at the New Haflong station for the past three days, in extremely cold weather conditions with very little food on offer.
The 48-hour bandh, starting from 5am on Friday, was called by different Dimasa bodies in protest against the police firing at Maibang station on Thursday in which two protesters were killed and eight others were injured. 19 policemen and a district official were also injured in the clash between police and protesters during the12-hour bandh called by Jadike Naiso Hosom (JNH), the apex body of the Dimasas, Dimasa Students Union, Dimasa Mothers Association and other organizations against reports of a draft plan of the Naga peace agreement which suggested including Dima Hasao in the proposed Nagalim.
Source: Times of India
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