DIBRUGARH, Nov 18 - The 12-hour Assam bandh called by Soi Jonogustiyo Aikyo Mancha, a united forum of six communities (Koch-Rajbongshi, Moran, Mottock, Chutia, Tai Ahom and tea labourers� communities) in support of their demand for Scheduled Tribe status, passed off without any major incidents of violence.
Normal life was crippled as commercial activities and vehicular movements were affected. Business establishments and financial institutions remained closed. As plying of vehicles was obstructed some students reached their educational institutions with great difficulty. With few stray incidents at Laluka Gaon, the bandh was overall peaceful.
Morigaon: Normal life was paralysed here in Morigaon district today due to 12 hours Assam bandh. Shops and business establishments remained closed while vehicles stayed off the roads. ASTC buses were plying normally on NH-37 with police escorts. The Jagiroad Paper Mill production works were normal. No untoward incident were reported from any part of the district
Kokrajhar: The 12-hour Assam bandh evoked full response in entire Kokrajhar district.
All shops, business and financial establishments, government and private offices were closed today.
Vehicles were also off the road. No untoward incident has been reported so far till filing of this report.
Dergaon: The Assam bandh paralysed normal life at Dergaon today. During the time of the bandh no passenger carrying vehicles were plying on NH-37 and PHCG road and all the business establishments were remain closed. Banks, post office remained closed while the educational institutions witnessed low attendance. However no untoward incidents were reported till the filling of this report.
Bokakhat: The Assam bandh passed off peacefully in Bokakhat subdivision today. Bazaar, hotels and other commercial establishment in Bokakhat town including ASTC campus remained closed. The long distance buses and local vehicles have not plied during the bandh hour. Government offices and examination of the schools and colleges were held normally.
Digboi: The 12-hour Assam bandh call passed off peacefully throughout Margherita sub-division. Shops, business establishments, banks, other financial institutions and educational institutions at Digboi, Margherita, Ledo and Jagun remained closed. However, the degree examinations of Dibrugarh University in all the four colleges of the sub-division continued uninterrupted. Some of the government offices also continued their activities with slender attendance. Buses and other heavy vehicles were off the roads. The Digboi Refinery along with the offices of IOCL (AOD) continued to function normally.
No report of any untoward incident from any part of the sub-division has been received so far.