Assam: Refrain from bandh, police warns Barak Democratic Front (BDF)
Various opposition parties and organisations had openly supported the bandh and assured active cooperation on November 18.
SILCHAR: Cachar police and administration had asked the Barak Democratic Front (BDF) to call off their 12 hour Barak bandh on November 18. In a notice to BDF chief convener Pradip Dutta Roy and convenor Joydeep Bhattacharjee, the administration reminded that any damage to government property during the bandh would invite stern legal action against the organisers. The notice was issued under CrPC 149 rule. BDF leaders, however, made it clear that they would not withdraw the bandh as it was their democratic right.
BDF had called the bandh in protest against harassment and torture on the non Khasis in Meghalaya as well as Assam government's step motherly attitude towards the job seekers of Barak Valley.
Meanwhile, various opposition parties and organisations had openly supported the bandh and assured active cooperation on November 18.
Congress, CPI, Aamraa Bangali, Asom Majuri Shramik Union, Forum for Science attended a meeting on Tuesday to express their solidarity with the cause of the protest. Dutta Roy said, they were confident that the people of Barak Valley would whole heartedly support the bandh.