ANSAM's bandh leaves many stranded
Source: The Sangai Express

Dimapur/Imphal, August 08 (NNN): Imphal bound passenger buses coming from Guwahati and other parts of the region plying along NH-39 were left stranded at various parts of Nagaland and a large number of buses were seen at Dimapur main bus parking today following the lightning 12-hour bandh called by All Naga Stusents� Association, Manipur (ANSAM).

The bandh was called to protest the assault of a Maring woman by some youths in Thoubal district on Saturday.

Though the tourist buses did not exactly cancel today�s routine the scheduled timing of departure were delayed for several hours.

Not knowing about today�s sudden bandh, Imphal bound buses coming from Guwahati and Shillong which normally arrive in Dimapur in the wee hours got stranded in the Nagaland commercial hub an began to proceed in the late afternoon to match the bandh-end timing which has been fixed at 6 pm.

Reports from the four Naga dominated districts of Manipur said that the bandh was strong but there have been no reports of any untoward incident.

Mention may be made that a woman identified as Teshangphun Maring, (41) wife of Madaphun Maring of Langathel Lamlong Khullen was assaulted by some youths on Saturday in Thoubal district.

Offices, educational institutions and business establishments in the four hill districts of Tamenglong, Chandel, Ukhrul and Senapati came to a grinding halt during the 12-hours bandh.