AIZAWL, April 28 - An 11-hour bandh was called on Friday in four Mizoram constituencies by the Saitual District Implementing Demand Committee (SDIDC), calling for Saitual as a full-fledged district. Saitual presently falls under Aizawl district.
The bandh was observed from 5 am and ended at 4 pm. The strike was peaceful with no untoward incident reported during the shutdown, the police said.
The strike affected normal life as all government offices, educational institutions and business establishments remained closed. Vehicles too stayed off the roads and most residents stayed indoors.
SDIDC chairman Rohmingliana said that the committee has been demanding creation of the Saitual district since 1974.