Bandh affects supply of commodities in Garo Hills region

Last Updated: Friday, October 25, 2013 - 20:21

Shillong: Supply of essential commodities to the Garo Hills region in Meghalaya has been affected following bandh in Assam`s Goalpara district, officials said on Friday.

The prolonged bandh in the neighbouring Goalpara district in Assam has resulted in no essential commodities reaching the Garo Hills, West Garo Hills Deputy Commissioner Pravin Bakshi said.

All goods and commodities and even passenger vehicles to the Garo Hills region of the state uses the highway passing Assam`s Goalpara district in view of the bad condition of the Shillong-Nongstoin-Tura road.

The All Assam Non-Tribal Students Union has called a 96-hour bandh in Rabha-Hasong area, since October 23 demanding exclusion of all non-Rabha villages from the Autonomous Council for which a three-phase election has been announced recently.

Opposing the election, violence had erupted in Goalpara district on October 20 with a school and three vehicles being burnt down, while a bandh was also called by the Garo National Council and 10 non-Rabha organisations.

First Published: Friday, October 25, 2013 - 20:21
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