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24-hour Assam bandh hits normal life

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KOKRAJHAR, June 28 - The 24-hour Assam bandh, called by Pradip Ray faction of All Koch-Rajbongshi Students� Union (AKRSU-P) demanding immediate creation of Kamatapur State and ST status to the Koch Rajbangsi Community, affected normal life in entire Kokrajhar district on Wednesday.

All shops and business establishments remained closed the whole day. Vehicles were also off the roads. Bandh supporters burnt a truck near Bhodayaguri on National Highway 31-C under Gossaigaon Police Station in Kokrajhar in the morning. Bandh supporters also burnt motor tyres at different places in Kokrajhar district in support of the bandh.

BONGAIGAON: The bandh call on Wednesday also evoked full response in Bongaigaon district and crippled normal life here.

Shops, markets, passenger-carrying vehicles and banks were closed during the strike. Picketers burnt tyres in different places of the district to enforce the bandh. However, train communication was normal during the bandh. Pradip Ray, president of the student faction, criticised Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal for his alleged pro-tribal sentiment and warned to intensify the agitation if their demands are not met soon.

JONAI: The bandh call got partial response in Jonai subdivision and no untoward incident has been reported till Wednesday evening.

Shops and commercial establishments in Jonai and adjoin areas remained closed during the day due to bandh call. Apart from some private vehicles, passenger vehicles and good carriers were off the roads, while thin attendance was also observed in the government offices. However, educational institutions that are conducting examinations were open on Wednesday.

Some bandh supporters tried to block National Highway-15 at Jonai by burning tyres in the morning, but they were dispersed by the police.

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24-hour Assam bandh hits normal life

KOKRAJHAR, June 28 - The 24-hour Assam bandh, called by Pradip Ray faction of All Koch-Rajbongshi Students� Union (AKRSU-P) demanding immediate creation of Kamatapur State and ST status to the Koch Rajbangsi Community, affected normal life in entire Kokrajhar district on Wednesday.

All shops and business establishments remained closed the whole day. Vehicles were also off the roads. Bandh supporters burnt a truck near Bhodayaguri on National Highway 31-C under Gossaigaon Police Station in Kokrajhar in the morning. Bandh supporters also burnt motor tyres at different places in Kokrajhar district in support of the bandh.

BONGAIGAON: The bandh call on Wednesday also evoked full response in Bongaigaon district and crippled normal life here.

Shops, markets, passenger-carrying vehicles and banks were closed during the strike. Picketers burnt tyres in different places of the district to enforce the bandh. However, train communication was normal during the bandh. Pradip Ray, president of the student faction, criticised Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal for his alleged pro-tribal sentiment and warned to intensify the agitation if their demands are not met soon.

JONAI: The bandh call got partial response in Jonai subdivision and no untoward incident has been reported till Wednesday evening.

Shops and commercial establishments in Jonai and adjoin areas remained closed during the day due to bandh call. Apart from some private vehicles, passenger vehicles and good carriers were off the roads, while thin attendance was also observed in the government offices. However, educational institutions that are conducting examinations were open on Wednesday.

Some bandh supporters tried to block National Highway-15 at Jonai by burning tyres in the morning, but they were dispersed by the police.

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