24-hour AKRSU bandh
TANGLA, July 20: The 24 hour state wide bandh jointly called by All Koch Rajbongshi Students’ Union (AKRSU), All Assam Koch Rajbongshi Mahila Sanmilani (AKRMS) and Chilarai Sena in demand of ST status to Koch-Rajbongshis and Kamatapur statehood demand brought normal life to a standstill in various parts of Udalguri district on Friday.
The bandh paralysed normal life with business establishment, government, private offices, markets and shops remaining down shutter. The major townships of the district including Kalaigaon, Tangla, Dimakuchi, Mazbat, Khoirabari, Rowta, Harisinga Mazbat,Panery, Udalguri, Rowta evoked full response. The commercial and private vehicles stayed off the road throughout the day. Paramilitary and police forces were seen patrolling the townships of the district to prevent any untoward incidents by bandh supporters. The bandh period passed off successfully with no reports of hooliganism till the filing of this report in the evening.
GORESWAR: Normal life in Baksa district was affected on Friday by the Assam Bandh called by All Koch-Rajbongshi Student’s Union for separate Kamatapur state and ST status. The Bandh supporters staged protest by burning tyres on roads at various places of the district. Almost all educational institutions like schools, colleges, banks and other commercials establishments remained closed during the bandh. Commercial vehicles, including buses, trucks and other vehicles were virtually off the road during the bandh. Markets and other business establishments also remained closed.