GUWAHATI, May 8 � The 36-hour Assam bandh called by All Tai Ahom Students� Union from 5 am today in protest against the killing of Debojit Lahon, an office-bearer of its Sunpura division in Sivasagar district and another activist, Gobinda Relly, on May 3, affected normal life in the upper Assam districts.
Our Dibrugarh Staff Correspondent adds: The Assam bandh called by All Tai Ahom Students� Union (ATASU) in protest against attack on their leaders in Sivasagar district paralysed normal life here as all modes of vehicles kept off the roads and business establishments remained closed.
Barring a few educational institutions, all schools remained closed. Government offices were open but attendance was extremely thin. Banks also remained closed today.
Our Tinsukia Correspondent adds: The 36-hour Assam bandh called by All Tai Ahom Students� Union from 5 am today paralysed normal life in Tinsukia district. All the shops and business establishments, financial and educational institutes remained closed today. Except for a few small vehicles, all other vehicles including public buses kept off the roads.
Attendance in the government offices was very thin. However, production works of oil, coal and tea sectors continued normally. No untoward incident was reported from any part of the district till filing of this report.
The bandh call has been given by the students� organization in protest against killing of Debojit Lahon, an office-bearer of its Sunpura division in Sivasagar district and another activist, Gobinda Relly, on May 3 last and non- fulfilment of their demand made in respect of the incident. The bandh is scheduled to continue till 5 pm tomorrow.
Our Jorhat Correspondent adds: The normal life in Jorhat district was paralysed by the 36-hour Assam bandh called by All Tai Ahom Students� Union today.
The otherwise busy roads and market places here wore a deserted look. Shops, business establishments, and educational institutions also remained closed during the bandh period. Even petrol pumps also remained closed.
However, the band was by and large peaceful, apart from some minor incidents of breaking the glasses of vehicles and burning of tires on the highway in the morning hours.
Our Digboi Correspondent adds: The Assam bandh called by the All Tai Ahom Students� Union affected normal life in Margherita subdivision today.
The shops, business establishments, financial institutions including the banks, schools and colleges at Digboi, Margherita, Ledo and Jagun remained closed. Buses and other heavy vehicles were off the roads. However, the Digboi Refinery along with the offices of IOCL (AOD) continued to function normally. The NECF office of Coal India Ltd at Margherita also continued with its normal run. The office of the SDO (Civil) of Margherita subdivision also functioned with near-normal attendance.
No report of any untoward incident has been received from any part of the subdivision till filing of this report.
Our Dergaon Correspondent adds: The 36-hour Assam bandh called by ATASU paralysed mormal life at Dergaon today.
During the bandh, the NH-37 and PHCG road wore a deserted look with no passenger vehicles plying. The banks, business establishments, etc., remained closed while govt offices registered low attendance during the bandh. No untowards incident was reported during the bandh till filing of this report.