TURA, March 12 � A day after staging a rally in defiance of the GNLA bandh call, Ampati town limped back to life with schools and businesses reopening today amidst tight security. The GNLA bandh call had singled out the town of Ampati for an indefinite bandh, which the residents have resolved to defy.
The rally had also entreated upon GNLA to withdraw the bandh call. However, the outfit is yet to respond.
The GNLA had sought an independent probe into the Oragitok incident and had called an indefinite bandh in the CM's constituency to pressurise him.
The town opened early morning today with vegetable vendors and grocery shops being the first to start. School children walked through the streets in full uniforms and classes carried on normally. However, quite a few shops remained shut out of fear.
The DC office also operated normally, though attendance was a little low. Though private bus operators were still to ply the routes, cars and bikes roamed the streets.
�We arranged for transportation of children to schools as private buses are yet to start operations�, said Ram Singh, DC of South West Garo Hills.
Security throughout the day was very high. �Patrol parties were on the move to ensure security for residents, added Singh.