First phase of 48-hr Assam bandh peaceful in Dibrugarh
From our Staff Correspondent
DIBRUGARH, February 4: The All Assam Mottock Students’ Union, in association with other student and youth organizations of ethnic communities, including Dibrugarh Anchalik Karikari Nibonua Sanstha, had called a 48-hour Assam bandh from Thursday against Prime Minister Modi’s Upper Assam visit, for showcasing their dissent for not granting the Sixth Schedule status to the six indigenous communities and for alleged deprivation of local unemployed youths in BCPL jobs.
However, the first phase of the bandh passed off peacefully on Thursday. Though normal life in Dibrugarh was uninterrupted, long distance sub-urban buses did not ply. All State and Central government offices, schools, colleges, banks, post offices and other business establishments were open and functioned normally without any interruption.
Meanwhile, the Asom Jatiyatabadi Yuba Chatra Parishad (AJYCP) launched a year-long token hunger strike in support of the long standing demands of dual citizenship, issuance of Inner line permit, full autonomy and to repeal the Centre’s notification by which the Central Government is trying to grant citizenship to Bangladeshi Hindu immigrants and other who have entered the State on or before December, 2014. As a part of their agitation, hundreds of AJYCP activists observed two-hour token hunger strike on Thursday in front of the organizations’s central office premises at Khemka Market.