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Anti-ULFA bandh paralyses Assam
May 28, 2007 13:34 IST
Normal life in Assam was paralysed on Monday by two simultaneous bandhs protesting against the recent bomb blasts triggered by the ULFA.
Official sources said a 24-hour Kamrup district bandh had been called by traders' organisations while the AGP had given a call for 12-hour Guwahati city bandh on Monday in protest against the series of bomb blasts.
The sources said that there was no report of any untoward incident so far but the bandh, supported by the BJP also, was 'total' with all shops, business and commercial centres remaining closed.
Schools, colleges and other educational institutions remained closed while vehicles were off the road.
A few long-distance buses left early on Monday morning with police escort but later no buses were seen plying either in the city or leaving for other towns.
Train services and flights were, however, not disrupted and all trains left Guwahati railway station as per schedule.
The bandh, which began at 6 am, has been called by 29 traders organisations, which have formed a coordination committee under the aegis of the Kamrup Chamber of Commerce while the city unit of the AGP has also called a simultaneous 12-hour bandh.
Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi had said on Sunday, that people should rise up in protest as the ULFA must realise that such killings cannot continue.