Kohima, Jul 11: Life came to a halt in the commercial hub of Nagaland today following a 12-hour Dimapur Bandh called by the Western Sumi Students' Union (WSSU).
Banks, business establishments, offices and educational institutes were closed and vehicles remained off the roads.
However, no untoward incident was reported from anywhere, official sources said.
The WSSU called the bandh to protest the gross violation of human rights by underground factions and urged the State and Central machineries to ''wake up from their slumber'' and heed the call of the victimised masses.
A statement by WSSU president Kaino Chishi and general secretary Hoto Zhimomi said protection of human rights was the basic duty of the state and national mechanism.