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Bandh in Assam districts disrupts traffic to Mizoram, Meghalaya

Vehicular traffic to Meghalaya and Mizoram was affected and some trains cancelled in response to an ongoing 36-hr bandh in Dima Hasao district and its adjoining Dimasa-inhabited areas of Karbi Anglong district in Assam.



Guwahati: Vehicular traffic to Meghalaya and
Mizoram was affected and some trains cancelled in response to
an ongoing 36-hr bandh in Dima Hasao district and its
adjoining Dimasa-inhabited areas of Karbi Anglong district in
Assam.

The bandh affected Dholai and Udarbond blocks of
neighbouring Cachar district as the Dimaraji volunteers put up
blockades with tree logs and formed human barricades to stall
movement of vehicular traffic on national highways 44 and 54
linking the district with Meghalaya and Mizoram, official
sources said.

The police had to resort to mild lathi charge there
to disperse the protestors for restoring traffic movement
to the neighbouring states, the sources said.

The bandh, which began at 5 am yesterday, was called by
the Joint Action Committee of Dimaraji Movement for a Dimaraji
state comprising Dima Hasao district (formerly North Cachar
Hills) and some areas of Cachar, Nagaon and Karbi Anglong
districts.
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Markets, shops, educational institutions, banks and most
of the central and state government offices remained closed in
the two districts, the sources said.

The bandh also affected the movement of trains with the
Northeast Frontier Railway cancelling today a number of local
passengers trains, besides rescheduling the 12423 down
Guwahati-Delhi Rajdhani to leave at 1.30 pm today instead of
7.05 am.

PTI

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