JORHAT: Around 30 foreign and domestic tourists were left stranded in various tourist destinations in Jorhat, Majuli and Kaziranga National Park due to the bandhs on Monday and Tuesday.
As per Tourism Department sources, around 16 tourists from Germany and 14 from Kolkata were stranded for the past two days as they could not visit the historical sites of Charaideo, Sivasagar, Kaziranga National Park and Majuli after their arrival at Jorhat Airport on Sunday. Their entire schedule had to be changed and a new schedule has been allotted accordingly.
During the 11-hour bandh on Tuesday against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019, ambulance service was affected in Jorhat city due to which patients had to suffer.
Bandh supporters had blocked roads at various points in the city by placing branches of trees and burning tyres. The windowpanes of an ambulance (AS05C9939), which was traveling from Hautauly to Jorhat Medical College and Hospital in the morning, were allegedly broken by picketers. There were two patients inside the ambulance -Munmi Tanti and Horesh Tanti. The ambulance driver, Rajesh Sagar, was also allegedly assaulted by the picketers near the North East Institute of Science and Technology (NEST) in AT Road. Some bandh supporters, including students of Assam Agricultural University (AAU), allegedly misbehaved with media persons.
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