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Assam bandh evokes mixed response

By Correspondent

KOKRAJHAR, Jan 27 - The Assam bandh called by five organisations in protest against the signing of a fresh accord with the NDFB by the Central and State Governments, evoked a mixed response, hitting normal life in the non-Bodo areas in Kokrajhar district today. All shops, business establishments and financial institutions remain closed. Vehicles were also off the roads. Bandh supporters burnt motor tyres at different places in Kokrajhar district in support of the bandh.

Some sporadic incidents of violence were also reported from different parts of Kokrajhar district. Bandh supporters burnt vehicles and burnt effigies of PM Narendra Modi, Union Home Minister Amit Shah, CM Sarbananda Sonowal and others in different parts of Kokrajjhar district in protest against the signing of the accord.

Our Gauripur Correspondent adds: The 12-hour Assam bandh called today by the All Koch Rajbongshi Students� Union (AKRSU) against the proposal of the Central Government to form a �Union Territory Council (UTC)� by signing a peace-treaty with the NDFB evoked total response in the greater Gauripur and Golokganj areas of the district of Dhubri. Government offices, banks, school and colleges were closed. All sorts of vehicular traffic were off the NH-31 and other PWD roads. The students� body also boycotted the Republic Day yesterday.

ANN Service adds from Gossaigaon: The AKRSU and allied parties-sponsored 12-hour Assam bandh against the formation of UTC evoked total response at Gossaigaon. All government,semi-government offices, banking services were closed.

Our Correspondent adds from Bongaigaon: The 12-hour Assam bandh called by the AKRSU evoked total response in Bongaigaon district today. Shops, markets, private offices, banks were closed during the bandh. Passenger carrying vehicles remained off the roads.

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