KOKRAJHAR, Aug 29 - The 36-hour Assam bandh called by All Koch Rajbongshi Students� Union (AKRSU) affected today the normal life in Kokrajhar district. The bandh was given for creation of a separate Kamatapur state and ST status to Koch Rajbangshi community.
All shops and business establishments remained closed in the district. Vehicles were also off the road. No any
untoward incident was reported from any part of the district. The AKRSU leaders claimed that the bandh was total and the people extended their full support.
Dhupdhara correspondent ads: The normal life was affected in various parts of Goalpara district following a 36- hour Assam bandh which began at 5 in the morning today. The bandh was called by the All Koch Rajbongshi Students� Union for a separate Kamatapur state and ST status for the community.
During the bandh, business establishments, educational institutions, banks, offices remained closed in Dudhnoi, Rangjuli and some other parts of Goalpara district. Bandh supporters, in Dudhnoi, burnt tyres on both the NH 62 and NH 37, disrupting traffic movements for some time in the morning.
However, private vehicles were plying with the police escort. On the other hand, the bandh had a little impact on other areas. In Dhupdhara, almost all the educational institutions were running as usual.