Guwahati: Normal life has been paralysed in parts of lower Assam areas, especially in Bongaigaon, Goreswar and it adjoining areas on Monday following the Assam bandh called by 21 organisations, including All Koch Rajbonshi Students Union (AKRSU) opposing the signing of the new Bodo peace accord in New Delhi.
However, no untoward incidents have been reported till the filing of this report.
Schools, colleges, business establishments were seen closed and, otherwise busy roads in these areas wore deserted look as people in large numbers came out openly to register their protest against the Centre move to sign a new Bodo accord ignoring the interest of the non-Bodos living in the BTAD areas.
Coming don heavily on the Centre, people living in these areas have also burnt tyres on the national highway and also burnt the effigies of Union home minister Amit Shah and Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal.
The bandh has been called by various organizations, including All Koch Rajbongshi Students’ Union (AKRSU), Nath-Yogi Students’ Union, All All Bodo Minority Students’ Union (ABMSU), All Adivasi Students’ Union, Oboro Suraksha Samiti and Kalita Janagoshthi Students’ Union and many others.
The organizations, which have called for the bandh, also resolved that they would continue to protest against the formation of “UTC” from January 27 until the government discusses the issues of the non-Bodo people living in the region in the political level.
The organizations also demanded that the Kamatapur Liberation Organisation (KLO), which has continued an armed struggle for a separate Kamatapur state since 1993, be invited for peace talks to solve the long-pending issue.