Skip to contentSkip to navigation

Violence mars bandh

A string of untoward incidents marred the 12 hour statewide Assam bandh on Friday evening.

Adivasi people in large number came to the streets in many places to enforce the bandh they called for in protest against the NDFB(S) carnage in Kokrajhar and Sonitpur on Tuesday evening.

The bandh was total. Vehicles remained off from the roads. Shops and markets, schools and colleges, banks and offices registered thin attendance under the impact of the bandh which ended at 6 in the evening.

A section of protesters burnt tryes on the roads to block the movement of the vehicles. The bandh forced the Northeast Frontier Railway to reschedule several trains on Friday.

In Guwahati also, the bandh evoked full response. Barring a skeleton ASTC bus services, other private city buses refused to ply from the morning. The state secretariat registered thin attendance.       

 

Author info

AT News's picture

Assam Times Staff. editor@assamtimes.org

Add new comment

Republish

Republish this content

Random Stories

Spurious liquor claims 8 in Titabor

23 Feb 2019 - 8:02am | AT News
JORHAT: Eight people died and around 10 others have been battling with death at hospital after consuming spurious liquor in Jorhat district on Friday. The incident took place in Turung and Gorajan...

Two shot dead in Tinsukia

11 Dec 2017 - 10:44pm | Mithun Baruah
TINSUKIA: After a brief silence Tinsukia erupts in violence where suspected ULFA-I rebels killed a villager and his son on Monday. The incident took place near Bordumsa where a group of armed rebels...

Pillion riding banned in Barpeta

8 Aug 2009 - 12:38am | Juthika Das
The district Magistrate of Barpeta Phanidhar Kalita by an order has promulgated section 144 crpc in the entire Barpeta town, Barpeta Road town, Pathsala Town and Howly town banning on moving two...