DHEMAJI, Dec 10 - The 11-hr bandh called by the North East Students Union (NESO) passed off peacefully in Dhemaji district.
Normal life in the district came to a standstill as on Tuesday, the bandh evoked overwhelming response from all corners.
The NESO called the bandh protesting the Central government’s move of forcefully implementing the Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB)-2019 in Assam and other States. The bandh call was supported by several student unions including the All Assam Students’ Union (AASU), Asom Jatiyatabadi Yuba Chatra Parishad (AJYCP), Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS) and others.
All shops, business establishments and offices of commercial organisations were closed during bandh hours. Educational institutions, both government and private remained closed. Some educational institutions rescheduled their examinations due to the bandh.
Except a few private vehicles and motor-bikes, commercial vehicles were not seen on the roads today. No untoward incident occurred in any part of the region.
Many protestors were seen taking to the streets at various places of the district on National Highway-15 and burnt tyres to enforce the bandh. Some protestors locked gates of many government offices at Jonai subdivision in the morning and shouted slogans against the government. However, the locks were opened after the local administration’s interference.