Assam’s Lakhimpur responded strongly to the bandh called by North East Students Organization (NESO), All Assam Students Union (AASU) and 30 other organizations against the Citizenship Amendment Bill-2016.
The 11 hour bandh that started from 5 am evoked strong response from the public resulting in the total shut down of the commercial activities, and complete halt of transport services.
All the shops and business houses, banks and financial establishments, schools and colleges remained completely closed during the bandh.
The bandh also affected the normal functioning of the judicial courts in the district. AASU members and bandh supporters took to the streets from morning confronting individuals driving vehicles and riding two-wheelers in district headquarter North Lakhimpur and in other places.
The AASU workers also converged in front of the Deputy Commissioner’s office in North Lakhimpur forcing the security personnel to close the gates to prevent office goers from entering.
The bandh supporters also burnt tyres in front of the BJP’s Lakhimpur district office in North Lakhimpur.
Bandh supporters stopped the Rangapara-Murkongchelek passenger train at Harmutty Railway Station in the morning.
The bandh affected normal life in Dhaplur, Narayanpur, Bihpuria, Laluk and Nowboicha during which AASU workers and bandh supporters stopped two-wheelers from moving on the streets by snatching away keys.
The busy commercial areas of the district Bogeenadi and Gogamukh wore deserted looks.
The bandh also had a strong response in Dhakuwakhona where AASU burnt tyres on the main road of the sub-divisional headquarter town. In Ghilamora all offices and academic institutes remained closed along with business establishments.