The 12-hour Assam bandh went off peacefully.
Guwahati/ 3rd July’2017 (Prag News Desk): The 12-hour Assam bandh called by the Hiteswar Barman faction of All Koch-Rajbongshi Students’ Union on behalf of all the six communities that have been demanding ST status passed off peacefully.
With burnt tyres on the main roads in different places of the districts to enforce the bandh, the picketers protested in Sivasagar and Nazira.
The bandh here was called by the six indigenous communities, namely Ahom, Koch Rajbongshi, Chutia, Moran, Motok and Tea Tribes demanding for ST status.
All the establishments of ONGC in Sivasagar and Nazira, besides government offices and financial establishments remained closed.
In Dhemaji: Normal life at the Dhemaji district headquaters and its surrounding areas were badly affected due to the Assam bandh called by the Janagosthiya Aikya Mancha in protest against the Government for disregarding them in offering them the Scheduled Tribe (ST) status, as promised in time of the election campaigns.
All shops and business establishments, including banks, schools and colleges remained closed during the bandh hours, while no untoward incident was reported.
The Assam Bandh called to demand ST status to six groups was total and passed off peacefully in Jorhat.
During the bandh no passenger vehicle plied on NH-37 and PHCG road and the shutters of business establishments were remain closed.
The Government offices witnessed low attendance and banks, post offices etc. were completely closed.
The bandh was peacefully attended to with no unfavorable situations to occur.