Assam: Some parts of Golaghat affected by bandh called by both wings of Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti

Assam: Some parts of Golaghat affected by bandh called by both wings of Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti

Guwahati, December 21, 2017: Daily routines of the people were affected in some parts of Golaghat district following a 12-hour bandh called by Chah Sramik Mukti Sangram Samiti and Chatra Mukti Sangram Samiti from 5 am yesterday. The two student unions had called for bandh as a protest against Tuesday’s incident of police caning their activists in front of the Golaghat Deputy Commissioner’s office.

The student activists were protesting against the alleged preferential treatment being given to Bogidhola Tea Estate owners Sudhir Roy and his brother, Samir Roy, in the Golaghat District Jail.

The Roy brothers on December 13 had allegedly opened fire on garden workers who were protesting against non-payment of bonus.

According to the police, the protesters had assembled without permission from the district administration as prohibitory orders under Section 144 of the CrPC was in force. As the protesters did not disperse from the place even after the police asked them to do so, they (protesters) were caned and a case was registered at the police station against them under Section 294 (obscene acts and songs) and Section 188 (disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant) of the IPC.

District administration sources said that the bandh call failed to evoke any major response.

Vehicular traffic from Upper to Lower Assam and also to neighbouring Nagaland and Manipur was disrupted as protesters came out on the National Highways 37 and 39 and burnt tyres in the morning.

Business establishments and educational institutions remained closed in some areas and attendance in government offices in some places was thin.

Golaghat Additional SP (Headquarters) Dhruba Bora said that no unfortunate incident has been reported.

Normal life partially hit by bandh in Golaghat

Guwahati, December 21, 2017: Daily routines of the people were affected in some places at Golaghat district following a 12-hour bandh called by Chah Sramik Mukti Sangram Samiti and Chatra Mukti Sangram Samiti from 5 am yesterday. The two student unions had called for bandh as a protest against Tuesday’s incident of police caning their activists in front of the Golaghat Deputy Commissioner’s office.

The student activists were protesting against the alleged preferential treatment being given to Bogidhola Tea Estate owners Sudhir Roy and his brother, Samir Roy, in the Golaghat District Jail.

The Roy brothers on December 13 had allegedly opened fire on garden workers who were protesting against non-payment of bonus.

According to the police, the protesters had assembled without permission from the district administration as prohibitory orders under Section 144 of the CrPC was in force. As the protesters did not disperse from the place even after the police asked them to do so, they (protesters) were caned and a case was registered at the police station against them under Section 294 (obscene acts and songs) and Section 188 (disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant) of the IPC.

District administration sources said that the bandh call failed to evoke any major response.

Vehicular traffic from Upper to Lower Assam and also to neighbouring Nagaland and Manipur was disrupted as protesters came out on the National Highways 37 and 39 and burnt tyres in the morning.

Business establishments and educational institutions remained closed in some areas and attendance in government offices in some places was thin.

Golaghat Additional SP (Headquarters) Dhruba Bora said that no unfortunate incident has been reported.

Feature image courtesy: Assam Times

TNT News with inputs from The Assam Tribune


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