Dima Hasao bandh peaceful

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Haflong (Assam), Jan 25 (PTI) The 36-hour Dima Hasao bandh called by insurgent group Dimasa National Liberation Army (DNLA) passed off peacefully on Monday with the district witnessing total shutdown.

The bandh began from 5 pm on Sunday and will continue till 5 am on Tuesday.

During the bandh, all offices, commercial establishments, shops and educational centres remained closed and vehicles were off the road.

The bandh was called to 'develop a sense of brotherhood' and to 'build trust and faith' among the Dimasa society for regaining Dimasa kingdom and to fight for a 'separate Dimasa nation'.

The bandh also commemorates the death anniversary of two youths killed in police firing during protest against the proposed 'Nagalim' at Maibang railway station in January 2018.

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