Silchar: The two day bandh called by eight left democratic parties and trade unions failed to affect normal life in the three districts of Cachar, Karimganj and Hailakandi on Wednesday. The bandh has been called against the anti people and anti labour policies of the Centre.
The organizations calling the bandh included All India Trade Union Congress, CITU, Indian National Trade Union Congress (INTUC), Self Employed Women’s Association (SEWA) and Labour Progressive Federation (LPF). In Cachar, shops and business establishments were closed on the second day of the bandh, but the business was as usual in Hailakandi and Karimganj districts.
Banking services throughout the valley remained paralyzed as the All India Bank Officers’ Association has its own set of demands including enhancement of pay perks and other facilities. Air and train services were normal, vehicular traffic on the road however did not ply mainly due to the fear of being under target by miscreants and bandh supporters.
There was no report of any untoward incident in any part of the valley. In Cachar, around 100 picketers were picked up by police for blocking entry to the office of the Deputy Commissioner. Postal services across the valley came to a standstill on both the days due to the strike called by National Federation of Postal Employees (NFPE), Federation of National Postal Organizations (FNPO) and other allied organizations owing allegiance to left parties.