GOLAKGANJ, April 11 � The 12-hour bandh called by the Dhubri Zila Unnayan Parishad over the death of labourers in Meghalaya, passed off peacefully here. The Parishad had given the bandh call to condemn the death of 14 innocent labourers of Dhubri district, to demand adequate compensation for the victims� families and for prosecution and punishment of all the culprits involved in the �killing�.
Meanwhile, the bandh called by the Dhubri Zila Unnayan Parishad evoked partial response in Dhubri town on Thursday, even as no untoward incident was reported. During the bandh period, the main market and Bou Bazaar remained open as usual. Although all financial institutions like banks, LIC offices, shops, government offices were open, the road communication was affected with public transport remaining off the roads.
On the other hand, the Dhubri Zila Mistri Shramik Union also took out a procession in the town in protest against the brutal �killing� of 14 labourers. The union also demanded handing over of the case to the CBI for proper investigation, to provide Rs 10 lakh as compensation to the victims� families and arrest and punishment to the actual culprits, who were involved in the �killing�. The union also submitted a memorandum to the Chief Minister of Assam through the Deputy Commissioner of Dhubri. The district administration here had made elaborate security arrangements to maintain law and order during the bandh.