Mix response of Assam bandh called by Tribals in protest against Govt’s Move to Grant ST Status to 6 Ethnic Groups .
Guwahati / Kokrajhar
The 24 hours state-wide bandh called by the Coordination Committee of the Tribal Organisations of Assam (CCTOA), a joint platform of various indigenous communities in protest against govt move to grant Scheduled Tribe (ST) status to six advanced communities of Assam paralysed normal in Bodoland region including in Bodoland Territorial Council(BTC) headquarter Kokrajhar.
The bandh which started 5 am today saw total response with business establishment like markets, banks remain closed. Vehicles remain off the road.
The bandh supporters burned tyres in many places. Essential commodities like medical, exams were exempted from the preview of bandh.
The bandh has stirred mixed reactions across the state, with few protesting groups burning tyres to express their agitation. All Tiwa Students’ Union (ATSU) also supported the bandh.
Mostly, the effect of bandh has been seen in Kokrajhar, Jagiroad, Morigaon, Orang, Routa and Majbat.
No effect of Bandh in Guwahati.