The All Assam Students Union has begun indefinite economic blockade against Nagaland. The blockade has been called in protest against the firing and assault by Nagaland police in Golaghat on Wednesday where atleast 22 people were injured. The incident took place when about 1,500 members of All Assam Students Union (AASU) staged a blockade at Rangajan area on NH-39 to protest against the lack of security on the highway which connects the two states and deplorable conditions of roads of the adjoining areas. As the protesters were agitating, a convoy of six vehicles belonging to Nagaland police was passing by and when they were stopped, resorted to firing and assault.
Jatin Bora, Vice-president of AASU, said that unless and until the guilty jawans of Nagaland Police were punished the blockade will continue. Meanwhile, Assam chief minister Tarun Gogoi on Friday directed the K K Mittal (IAS), Commissioner & Secretary, Labour & Employment, to probe into the incident and submit the report within seven days.