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AKRSU-called bandh passes off peacefully

By Correspondent

BONGAIGAON, July 9 - The 24-hour Assam bandh called from 5 am today by the All Koch Rajbongshi Students� Union (AKRSU) was total and peaceful in Bongaigaon district.

The students� body called the bandh demanding tribal status for the community, besides Kamatapur State.

In Chirang district, the bandh evoked mixed response. Train services were normal during the bandh, though vehicles stayed off the roads on National Highway 31 (C) passing across Kokrajhar, Chirang and Bongaigaon districts during the bandh period.

In Goreswar: Normal life in Baksa district was affected today during the AKRSU-called Assam bandh, an ANN Service report stated.

The bandh supporters staged protest by burning tyres on the roads at various places of the district, including Goreswar. Almost all educational institutions, including schools, colleges, banks and other commercial establishments remained closed during the bandh. Plying of commercial vehicles, including buses, trucks etc were also sparse.

Markets and other business establishments remained closed.

In Kokrajhar: The 24-hour Assam bandh called by AKRSU affected normal life in entire Kokrajhar district today, our Correspondent adds.

All shops and business establishments, including financial institutions remain closed. Vehicles were also off the road. Report of no untoward incident was received till the time of filing this report.

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