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Assam bandh hits normalcy

GUWAHATI: Normal life remains heavily disrupted on Wednesday as the All Assam Tai Ahom Students Union enforces a 12 hour statewide Assam bandh mounting pressure on the government to grant ST status at an earlier date.

AKSHYAY PRANAB KALITA FROM NAMRUP: Roads, mostly, in upper Assam districts are remaining deserter since vehicles have stopped plying from 6 in the morning when the bandh call started. Shops and markers, schools and colleges, banks and offices have not opened under the impact of the bandh call which is ending only in the evening.

Many AATASU leaders and workers have enforced the bandh call by burning tyres on the roads to stop the movement of traffic from early in the morning.

Security forces are fanning on the streets to deal with possible outbreak of law and order situation.

RANADEEP GOGOI FROM JORHAT:The bandh is total where normal life remains heavily disrupted. Public spaces in the Jorhat town remained deserted as all public and private offices and business establishments are not opening under the impact of the bandh.

Bandh supporters in Jorhat town and outskirt areas burnt tyres to disrupt traffic movement.

Reports of paralyzing bandh ate pouring in from Golaghat, Nagaon, Tezpur, Biswasnath, Lakhimpur, Dhemaji, Tinsukia.

The impact is,however, little in Morigaon, Guwahati along with BTAD areas and lower Assam districts.

The Ahoms along with Koch, Chutias, Morans, Muttocks and tea tribes have been demanding ST status to uplift their socio economic condition.

But Centre has yet to clear the decks even after its six year long promise. The center assured it 6 years ago. 

 

 

 

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