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Assam Bandh evokes mixed reaction

A 12 hour statewide Assam bandh has disrupted normal life in some parts of the state on Wednesday. Sponsored by the Atul Ray faction of the All Assam Koch Rajbanshi Students Union in protest against the Government's failure to ensure ST status to six communities, the badh evoked mixed response on Wednesday throughout the state.

The bandh began in the 6 in morning to end in the 6 afternoon. according to information, the bandh was total and peaceful in North Lakhimpur, Dibrugarh, Goalpara, Kokrajhar districts where the educational institutions and other business establishments remained closed.

Transport services were affected in all districts as government and private buses could not run smoothly on the National Highways. However, the bandh had no impact in Tinsukia, Sivasagar and Guwahati.
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