TINSUKIA, Sept 16 - The 12 hours Assam bandh call given by Tai Ahom Yuba Parishad, Asom has paralysed normal life in Tinsukia today.
All shops and business establishments, educational and financial institutes remained closed during the bandh period. Except some private vehicles no other vehicles were seen plying on the roads in the district. The bandh supporters blocked the roads by burning tyres etc., in several places. Police picked up 13 picketers from Tinsukia and Margherita. The bandh has been given in protest against the decision of the Central Government to provide citizenship to the Hindus from neighbouring countries.
North Lakhimpur: The 12-hour bandh evoked mixed response today. The bandh was called in protest of Centre�s ordinance in granting citizenship to the Hindus coming from Bangladesh.
The bandh was marked by initial confusion in the morning as there was news of calling off the bandh last evening. However, posters on shutters of various shops this morning made the business community here in North Lakhimpur to close all the shops and business establishments. Public transport was also missing from the roads though private vehicles were seen moving normally. Educational institutes, State and Central Government offices and judicial courts also remained opened and functioned normally in North Lakhimpur during the bandh period. However, many banks and financial establishments remained closed.
The bandh was total in Dhakuwakhona, Ghilamora and other parts of the district.