|Dhubri district brought to standstill by NESO bandh|
DHUBRI, Dec 10 - The district of Dhubri is hardly affected by strikes, but life in the entire district came to a standstill on Tuesday, in support of the 11-hour bandh called by NESO.
Not only vehicular communication in the district was disrupted, but most of the shops, educational institutions, banks and post offices remained closed for the day, in the entire district.
According to locals, this was one of the most effective bandh in the district in a long time, especially in the Dhubri town area.
Many organisations have been taking out rallies and demonstrating against the CAB since Monday morning. The BN College Students’ Union demonstrated in front of the college and disrupted the entry of students and teachers in the college, while on Monday evening a rally opposing CAB was organised by Youth of Dhubri and Unity, under which member organisations such as NSUI, AASU, AMSU, BAP etc., took out a rally throughout the town, where more than 1000 youths participated.
On Tuesday, the activities of the Dhubri District Court was also disrupted. Members of Dhubri Bar Association and All Assam Lawyers Association, sat on a demonstration opposing the controversial bill.
Although the bandh was largely peaceful, but a few picketers allegedly tried to force business establishments to shut down. Police also picked up these picketers, out of which six are from Dhubri town, two from Gauripur and four from Bilasipara.