GUWAHATI, Feb 25 � The 12-hour Guwahati bandh called by Krishak Mukti Sangram Samity (KMSS) in protest against the death of its activist Pranab Boro evoked a near-total response. Incidents of violence were also reported during the bandh period with the KMSS activists pelting stones at vehicles, especially those carrying Rahul Gandhi rally-bound passengers.
The activists also staged protest by burning tyres in different locations of the city, including the otherwise busy GS Road and National Highway 37. Protestors were also seen shouting anti-Congress slogans.
At many places, security personnel had to disperse the crowd that intended to block the movement of vehicular traffic.
While most business establishments, schools and colleges remained closed, quite a few number of private vehicles were seen on the road throughout the day.
The worst sufferers were students and government employees, who had a tough time managing transport for themselves to reach their respective destinations. Public transport system, barring a few Rhino city buses, remained off the road.
However, as the day progressed, the frequency of the public transport system increased. Meanwhile, later in the evening, members of the KMSS took out the funeral procession of Pranab Boro and paid their last tributes to him.