TAMENGLONG, June 25: Due to the ongoing 72 hours total bandh called by the Zeliangrong United Front (ZUF), which had started from the midnight of June 24 in all the Zeliangrong areas, normal life in Tamenglong district was affected.
All types of vehicles stayed off plying along the National Highway- 37 (Imphal-Jiribam and Imphal-Tamenglong road). Shops were also closed in Noney Bazar under Nungba Sub-division of Tamenglong district.
The ongoing bandh also affected the construction work of Jiribam-Imphal railway project.
Meanwhile, the United Naga Council (UNC) has appealed the Zeliangrong United Front (ZUF) to review its decision to impose 72 hours bandh in Zeliangrong areas from the midnight of June 24 in the larger interest of all Nagas based on the uniqueness of Naga History and its situation.
In a statement, the UNC said it understands the regional aspiration pursued within Naga fold. And the aspirations are attributed to nearly seven decades old Naga struggle without solution for which the Government of India is responsible for the prevailing problem arising out of the aspiration.
Stating that now as the Nagas are engaging for the final political settlement that can also address various regional problems, it further appealed to all sections of the Nagas pursuing regional aspiration not to hamper the on-going Indo-Naga political dialogue which is in advance stage in the larger interest of the Nagas.
“™This appeal is made with the belief that whole is better and stronger than a part. It is our conviction that the part shall remain protected within the whole if the position of the whole is secure in generations to come`™`™, it said.