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JACAS bandh paralyzes Karbi Anglong

Normal life remains paralyzed in Karbi Anglong district following the 1000-hour bandh after it came into force on Monday morning. Vehicles are off from the roads, shops and markets are refusing to open under the impact of the bandh called by the Joint Action Committee for Autonomous State.

Hours before the bandh call, the district authorities told Assam Times that they would ensure free movement of all vehicles. They said that the Nagaland and Manipur-bound vehicles would be provided armed escorts on the national highway No 29.

National Highway 29 from Numaligarh is the only lifeline for Nagaland and Manipur. Apart from Karbi Anglong and Dima Hasao, the bandh is likely to cripple normal life in Nagaland and Dima Hasao.

JACAS called the 1,000-hour bandh to press for resumption of talks with the centre on the issue of creating an autonomous state encompassing the two 6th Schedule hill districts and introduction of a bill in Parliament for creation of the autonomous state in the winter session.

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