RANGIYA, Nov 12 � A vehicle was set on fire and some others were damaged at Bondapara in Kamrup (Rural) district just hours before Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi laid the foundation of a hospital at nearby Bamunigaon amidst a 10-hour bandh today, reports PTI.
Official sources said a coal-laden truck and a temporary welcome arch set up for Gogoi�s visit were set ablaze at Bondapara by the bandh supporters, who also pelted stones at other vehicles damaging them.
Later Gogoi laid the foundation of a 30-bed model hospital at Bamunigaon amidst tight security.
The bandh was held in Kamrup (Rural) and Goalpara districts from 6 am to 4 pm and called by All Rabha Students� Union, Rabha Women�s Forum and Sixth Schedule Demand Committee to coincide with Gogoi�s visit.
The bandh supporters said they are against the visit of any political leaders till their demands were fulfilled. They demand inclusion of Rabha community in the 6th Schedule, a Rabha autonomous council, holding of panchayat polls in Rabha Hasong area and appointment of Rabha medium school teachers.
Offices, educational institutions, markets and shops remained closed and public transport vehicles were off the roads during the bandh, the sources said.