DIBRUGARH, June 28 - The 12-hour Assam bandh called by the Tai Ahom Yuva Parishad in protest against the Centre�s bid to auction Assam�s marginalised oilfields among private business entities including foreign investors, passed off peacefully in the district.
Barring educational institutions, tea industry and a few Government establishments, the bandh jeopardised normal activities of the common people in the district as commercial activities including plying of passenger vehicles and financial institutions remained affected. The streets in the main business hub of the city remained deserted as all major and petty business establishments remained shut. No untoward incident was reported from any part of the district.
Our Tinsukia Correspondent adds: The 12-hour Assam bandh call given by the Tai Ahom Yuba Parishad, Asom (TAIPA) hit normal life in Tinsukia district today.
All shops and establishments, financial and educational institutes remained closed. Except some small private vehicles, all vehicles including public buses etc., also remained off the roads. Bandh supporters tried to block the vehicles by burning tyres etc., at several places. No other untoward incident was reported from any quarters of the district during the bandh.
However, work in the productions of tea, coal and oil sectors of the district was not affected. It may be mentioned that the bandh call was given to protest the Centre�s move to hand over the oilfields of the State to private companies. The bandh call was supported by various other organisations.