GUWAHATI, Jan 3 � In an organised defiance to bandhs, traders in the city�s Ganeshguri area in association with cultural group Jonbai today staged a protest meeting urging people to come out in the open against bandhs.
The traders kept their shutters open and pledged to defy every bandh henceforth.
The public meeting was addressed by singer Manas Robin who rendered several numbers opposing the growing �culture� of bandhs in the State. A large number of people from different walks of life attended the meeting and voiced their pledge to fight the menace of bandhs.
Urging the people in general to boycott bandhs, Manas Robin said that bandhs never served any interest of the common people and was having a crippling impact on the State�s economy, besides putting fetters on the liberty of the citizens.
�Our fight is not against any organisation, but with the growing disturbing cult of bandhs. We also humbly appeal to all the organisations to desist from calling bandhs, as it serves absolutely no interest of anybody. There are many other means of registering one�s protests and any aggrieved organisation should use those,� Robin said.