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Assam Bandh cripples normal life

The dawn to dusk Assam bandh called by six communities demanding scheduled tribe (ST) status brought normal life to a standstill in Udalguri district on Monday. Banks,buisiness establishments remained closed during the period. The bandh supporters resorted to hooliganism by burning tyres and damaging four wheelers and trucks at Tangla and Kalaigaon. A noted citizen of the town resenting the bandh culture said ," The BJP which came to power in New Delhi and in the state promising to resolve the ST status issue of the six communities have been postponing the issue. The six communities under the banner of Soi Jonogusthi Oikyo Manch have been organising strikes since 2016 which have been affecting the common people the most. "The government should come up with a solution regarding this at the earliest", he added.

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Recipient of The Annual Colosseum Awards 2014 & 2015 (by The Assam Tribune group), Shajid Khan is a journalist based in Tangla.In his stint of journalistic experience he has contributed numerous political, socio-political stories for bountiful national,international as well as Assam based publications. He also pens down analytic commentary on print and web based publications.

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