Skip to contentSkip to navigation

Assam Bandh cripples normal life

The dawn to dusk Assam bandh called by six communities demanding scheduled tribe (ST) status brought normal life to a standstill in Udalguri district on Monday. Banks,buisiness establishments remained closed during the period. The bandh supporters resorted to hooliganism by burning tyres and damaging four wheelers and trucks at Tangla and Kalaigaon. A noted citizen of the town resenting the bandh culture said ," The BJP which came to power in New Delhi and in the state promising to resolve the ST status issue of the six communities have been postponing the issue. The six communities under the banner of Soi Jonogusthi Oikyo Manch have been organising strikes since 2016 which have been affecting the common people the most. "The government should come up with a solution regarding this at the earliest", he added.

Author info

Shajid Khan's picture

Recipient of The Annual Colosseum Awards 2014 & 2015 (by The Assam Tribune group), Shajid Khan is a journalist based in Tangla.In his stint of journalistic experience he has contributed numerous political, socio-political stories for bountiful national,international as well as Assam based publications. He also pens down analytic commentary on print and web based publications.

Add new comment

Republish

Republish this content

More Stories

Gogoi hints at facilities for jailed ULFA leaders

4 Jul 2010 - 2:15pm | editor
The Assam government will provide all assistance to the jailed ULFA leaders if they come forward for talks. Announcing this Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi said on Saturday that these facilities...

Assam students shining in Bangkok

19 Sep 2015 - 7:47am | CM Paul
Two students from Assam Don Bosco University (ADBU) have brought no less pride for the state when they presented their research proposals at Bangkok University Center of Research in Optoelectronics,...

Golaghat Press Club condemns attack on scribes

29 Aug 2012 - 11:50pm | Ritupallab Saikia
The Golaghat Press Club (GPC) condemns the attacks on media persons and the destruction of their equipment and vehicles by bandh supporters in different parts of the State during the bandh called by...