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24 hours of Oil and ONGC blocked by ATASU ends, ASTC bus damaged

The 24 hours ONGC and Oil blocked, called by All Tai Ahom Student Union from January 9, 5 am completed. few minor incident reported during the blockage. The Organisation called the blocked demanding Scheduled Tribe status of Tai-Ahom community along with the five tribes Moran, Matok, Chutia, Koch-Rajbonshi and Tea Garden Community of Assam.

Members of the organisation staged a sit-in demonstration in front of the ONGC’s Assam Asset Offices at Nazira and Sivasagar. The demonstrators shouted slogans and did not allow the employees to enter their offices. In some places burning of tyres and pelting stones to ONGC vehicles occurred. In Sivasagar, one Assam State Transportation Bus (AS-20-0885) plying under contract with ONGC is badly damaged by the protesters. The Executive Director of Assam Asset, ONGC reported that exploration activities was hampered to some extent due to this blocked.

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