DIBRUGARH, May 26 � Normal life was totally crippled in the district today following 12-hour Assam bandh called by anti-talk ULFA, opposing the coming of UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi to Assam to mark the 11 years rule of the Congress led State Government.
All modes of vehicles kept of the roads and business establishments, banks, educational institutions and Government offices remained closed. Tea workers however, were seen toiling in several tea plantations during the day.
The second consecutive Assam bandh called by the anti-talk ULFA after yesterday�s bandh called by more than 13 organisations, has hit particularly the wage earners and emergency vehicular services like medical ambulances for lack of fuel.
Correspondents add� DERGAON: The bandh called by ULFA paralysed the normal life at Dergaon today. During the bandh the NH-37 and PHCG road looked deserted and no passenger vehicles were plying. Banks, business establishments etc. remain closed. No untowards incident was reported during the bandh till filling of this report.
Digboi: The Assam bandh paralysed normal life throughout Margherita sub-division from Digboi to Jagun.
All shops and business establishments, financial institutions including banks, educational institutions at Digboi, Margherita, Ledo and Jagun remained closed. All kinds of heavy vehicular traffic including buses were off the roads. However, the Digboi Refinery continued to function normally. No untoward incident was reported from any part of the sub-division so far.
JORHAT: The 12-hour Assam bandh called by the anti-talk faction of ULFA today passed off peacefully in Jorhat district. More than 25 per cent candidates in the examination of Krishna Kanta Handiqui State Open University at JB College Centre, Jorhat were absent due to the bandh. Likewise, the attendance of the candidates in the Tezpur University entrance examination for Master Degree courses held at commerce department of JB College here were quite thin.
However, no news of any untoward incident in the district was reported during the bandh hours.
KOKRAJHAR: The 12 hours Assam bandh was total in Kokrajhar district. All shops and business establishments remained closed during the bandh period.
NAGAON: The bandh was total in Nagaon district and no untoward incident was reported from any parts of the district. Central establishments, banks, LIC offices, post offices were closed .
NALBARI: Normal life was paralysed in Nalbari district due to the 12 hour Assam bandh. The vehicles for the Congress rally at Guwahati passed of the district amidst tight security. However, Nalbari MLA, Jayanta Malla Baruah took out a huge bike rally defying the bandh.
North Lakhimpur: The bandh completely paralysed the normal life in all places of the district with closure of all types of shops and business establishments today. Schools and colleges remained closed for zero attendance of students while banks and other financial institutes also remained shut during the bandh. All roads looked deserted as vehicular traffic were completely off the roads because of the bandh.
RAHA: The 12-hour Assam bandh was total at Raha. The plying of vehicles, both private and public, was off the road. Shops and other business establishments remained closed.
SIVASAGAR: Normal life in Sivasagar was affected by the 12-hour Assam bandh. Long-distance and sub-urban buses remained off the roads. Attendance in Government offices, educational institutes and financial institutions in the district was thin. No untoward incident was reported during the bandh.
Tezpur: The 12-hour bandh call given by the ULFA passed off peacefully in Sonitpur district. No untoward incident was reported.
Tinsukia: Normal life was affected in Tinsukia district today due to the bandh. All shops and markets of the district remained closed. Barring few private vehicles and auto rickshaws no other vehicles were seen plying on the road. As per the reports received from the other places of the district the bandh was total in all the places.
CHABUA: The 12- hour Assam bandh passes off peacefully toady. All educational institutions , business establishments etc., particially remained closed. Vehicular traffic were off the road. No untoward incidents were reported.