HATSINGIMARI, May 9 � Life came to a standstill in Pipulbari, Singimari, Rajabala, Bhaitbari and Fulbari areas under West Garo Hills district of Meghalaya, adjacent to South Salmara-Mankachar subdivision of Dhubri district, due to the curfew imposed by Tura district authority since last night in view of communal conflicts between the Garo and non-Garo people of the areas.
The situation turned tense when the bordering people of South Salmara-Mankachar subdivision staged a two-day road blockade against Meghalaya on May 5 and 6 so that the vegetables of the subdivision could not be supplied to Meghalaya. The road blockade was observed in reaction to the 144-hour bandh called by GNLA earlier which affected normal life of people of bordering areas of Assam.
During the bandh local people could not go to Medertary the place of boat mishap, because the only road to go out of the subdivision falls within Meghalaya land. The non-Garo people of Meghalaya plain belt also supported the road blockade.