Shutdown in Nagaland against citizenship law

Schools and colleges were closed, markets were shut and vehicles remained largely off roads in parts of Nagaland today amid a six-hour shutdown call given by the Naga Students' Federation (NSF), protesting against the amended Citizenship Act, officials said.

No untoward incident has been reported so far from the Naga inhabited areas where the shutdown began at 6 am, they said.

The sudden shutdown was announced by the NSF on Friday to express resentment of the Naga population against the law.