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12-hr BTAD bandh paralyses normal life in Assam

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 18, 2009 - 20:02

Kokrajhar (Assam): The 12-hour Bodoland
Territorial Administered Districts (BTAD) bandh called by the
Bodoland People Progressive Front (BPPF) paralysed normal life
in the six districts of Lower Assam on Wednesday, police said.

All educational institutions, shops, business and
commercial establishments were closed and vehicles remained
off the roads.

Long distance vehicles remained stranded on National
Highway 31 though trains operated as per schedule.

The bandh has been called to protest against continued
violence in the area by suspected anti-talk faction of the
NDFB and alleged failure of the police and state machinery to
contain it.

There was no reports of any untoward incident from any
part of the six BTAD districts -- Kokrajhar, Bongaigaon,
Chirang, Baksa, Udalguri and Darrang.

Bureau Report

First Published: Wednesday, November 18, 2009 - 20:02

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