RAHA, Oct 11 � Normal life was heavily affected at Raha and its adjoining areas Dharamtul, Ahatguri, Barapujia, Phulaguri, and Demow following a 12-hour bandh called by the All Tiwa Students� Union and six other organisations on Friday. The groups are demanding grant of Sixth Schedule status to the Tiwa-dominated areas.
The normal life has been hit as offices, shops and other business establishments remained closed. The schools and colleges remained off during the day. Protesters in different places along National Highway-37 burnt tyres and prevented vehicles from plying through the highway. There were also reports of stone pelting on vehicles for defying the strike. Several vehicles were damaged by bandh supporters.
NAGAON: The middle Assam Bandh call given by Tiwa organisations failed to have any impact in Nagaon barring a few incidents. Normal life was smooth in Nagaon town and it�s adjoining areas.
However, some stray incidents occurred in some parts of the district. In Kathiatali, bandh supporters damaged some vehicles. Stones were pelted on moving vehicles at Raha. In Bebejia, bandh supporters blocked the NH 37 by burning tyres. No other major incident was reported from other parts of the district.