All Assam Motor Shramil Joint Federation Calls For 24 Hours Chakka Bandh Tomorrow
The bandh has been called by the All Assam Motor Shramil Joint Federation (AAMSJF) in response to the killing of 5 truck drivers in Dima Hasao.
Guwahati: The All Assam Motor Shramik Joint-Federation has called for a 24 hours chakka bandh across the state on August 31 to protest against the gruesome killing of 5 truck drivers in Doyangmukh village of Dima Hasao, Assam.
The chakka bandh will commence at 5 am on August 31 and end at 5 am on September 31, 2021.
According to sources, the AAMSJF has requested the Assam government to provide an ex-gratia grant of Rs. 15,00,000 to each of the family of the deceased.
In addition, the federation has demanded security for the drivers from the Assam government.
The horrific acts of the Dimasa National Liberation Army (DNLA) have been strongly criticized by the President of AAMSJF, Krishna Borah.
"By carrying out such heinous crimes, one cannot achieve their aims," the President said.
"Killing innocent people will never help the militant group," he added.
On Thursday evening, four drivers and one handyman were killed after miscreants fired bullets at several trucks and set them on fire in Doyangmukh area of Dima Hasao. One person had been critically injured and had been taken to the hospital.
In April 2019, the DNLA was formed to fight for a sovereign 'Dimasa nation'. The members of the DNLA outfit have allegedly been trained by the Isak-Muivah faction of the National Socialist Council of Nagaland, which has been engaged in talks with the Central government for the past many years.
Earlier in May, at least six Dimasa National Liberation Army (DNLA) extremists were shot dead on Sunday in an encounter with the police and Assam Rifles in the Dhansiri Area of Karbi Anglong district.