GUWAHATI, Nov 19 – The 12-hour Upper Assam bandh called by the anti-talk faction of ULFA today in protest against the recent alleged fake encounter in Majuli evoked mixed to total response in different places of Upper Assam. Our Staff Correspondent and Correspondents report:
DIBRUGARH: The city here was totally paralysed during the 12-hour Upper Assam bandh called by the anti-talk ULFA today in protest against the alleged fake encounter in Majuli recently in which three persons were killed and two were injured.
All business establishments, government offices, financial institutions and almost all educational institutions remained closed throughout the day. Barring a few private vehicles, all modes of vehicular traffic kept off the roads. No untoward incident was reported during the bandh.
Tinsukia: The Upper Assam bandh call given by United Liberation Front, Assam (Anti-talk) evoked mixed response in Tinsukia district today.
The public vehicles including buses kept off the roads in the district. Most of the shops and establishments remained closed during the bandh. Financial and educational institutions and other Central government offices too remained closed. However, production units of Digboi Refinery, Oil India Ltd., Coal India Ltd and tea estates of the district functioned normally. No untoward incident was reported from any part of the district till filing this report.
It may be mentioned that the outfit called for the bandh in protest of killing of three persons by the security forces at Mandir Chapori of Majuli on November 15 last.
JORHAT: The 12-hour Upper Assam bandh today called by the Paresh Baruah faction of Ulfa to protest the killing of two innocent persons at Mandir Chapori recently passed off peacefully in Jorhat district.
Normal life in the district was paralysed by the bandh today. The business establishments, educational, financial institutions along with some other offices remained closed during the bandh hours. The roads also wore a deserted look today.
DERGAON: The 12-hours Upper Assam bandh called by ULFA (Anti-talk) paralysed normal life at Dergaon today.
During the bandh the NH-37 and PHCG road wore a deserted look with no passenger vehicles plying. The banks, business establishments, etc., remained closed while govement offices and educational institutions registered low attendance during the bandh. No untoward incident was reported during the bandh till filing this report.