Blockade on India-Bhutan road

The movement of vehicles between India and Bhutan was halted for over five hours today by several students and social organisations near here in Assam in support of their demands.

Updated: Jul 19, 2010, 22:49 PM IST

Rangiya: The movement of
vehicles between India and Bhutan was halted for over five
hours today by several students and social organisations near
here in Assam in support of their demands.

The protesters blocked the international road at
Kumarikata near Rangiya in Kamrup (Rural) district, stopping
road communication between the two countries, official sources
said.

They were peacefully demanding the repair of the road
and protection against the ongoing erosion by Barnadi river in
the area, the sources said.

The demonstrators included among others, All Assam
Students Union (AASU), All Bodo Students Union (ABSU), Gorkha
Students Union, Bengali Students Federation and Asom
Jatiyatabadi Yuba Chatra Parishad.

-PTI