Amid the statewide 12 hour Assam bandh the authorities have stepped up security measures to ensure peace and normalcy on Friday. Bajrang Dal called the bandh in protest against the AIUDF's alleged links with jihadi and terror outfits in Bangladesh.
Security forces are patrolling on the roads while additional forces have deployed in the vulnerable areas to prevent any untoward incident. Trains and flight services are, however, are running without any change in the schedule from early this morning.
The state transport corporation is running a skeleton services in some places. Roads in Guwahati city wore a different look when the Bajrang dal sponsored bandh demanding Badaruddin Ajmal’s arrest began.
Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Wednesday met Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh at his Office in New Delhi and discussed with him to spruce up internal security mechanism including raising a new battalion for Assam.
Gogoi also discussed with him the status of ceasefire agreement that the government has with different militant groups along with devising rehabilitation package for the surrendered militants.
Moreover, Chief Minister Gogoi discussed with him the prevailing law and order of the state including other pending issues and requested the Home Minister to look into the matters for doing needful from the Centre. Gogoi also submitted a memorandum to the Home Minister.
Golaghat AJYCP is on a 36 hour hunger strike in protest against the centre’s recent move on the non Muslim Bangladeshi refugees. The student body further demand measures to introduce Inner Line Permit. They took this course of action following Gandhian non violence.