Student Bodies Calls for 12 Hrs Dima Hasao Bandh on Feb 11

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HAFLONG, Feb 10: In a latest development, the Hills Tribe Student Association (HTSA) has called for a 12-hour total shutdown on February 11 in demand for withdrawal of Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB) 2016, and for scrapping of the BLT Accord Clause 8 over granting of ST- Hills status to Bodos community living in the Dima Hasao and two hill districts of Karbi Anglong.

The call for shutdown was HTSA president Pramith Sengyung at a press conference which was convened at office of Lady Welfare Association here today. The press conference was also attended by HTSA Secretary Isak Faihreim and other members.

Through the press conference, HTSA president also appealed the public for their support and cooperation for the success of the shutdown. The organization president however made it clear that medical, water supply, electricity, milk supply and exams will be exempted from the purview the purview of the bandh.

It may be mention that Hills Tribe Student Association (HTSA) was formed in 2016 but remained inactive but has been revived recently by organizations comprising of various body including Dimasa Student Union (DSU), Kuki Student Organisation (KSO), Hmar Student Association (HSA) and the Karbi Student Association (KSA).