Assam bans 'Bandhs" for one month

Last Updated: Wed, Aug 29, 2012 16:44 hrs

The Assam state government on Wednesday took a decision to ban all shutdowns as 'illegal' for next one month, officials said.

Assam Agriculture minister and spokesperson of the state government Nilamoni Sen Deka said in Guwahati that the decision was taken in accordance with the Gauhati High Court order on January 2010.

The state government decision was taken followed by the violence in Assam on Aug 28 during the statewide shutdown called by All Assam Muslim Students Union (AAMSU), in which at least three people were killed and 35 others injured including sribes, police personnel.

The bandh supporters had attacked several vehicles and burnt 25 houses in several places.

Meanwhile, several organizations including BJP, Asom Jatiyatabadi Yuba Chatra Parishad (AJYCP), Assam Public works (APW) demanded to government to ban AAMSU and condemned for attacked on scribes by bandh supporters.

During a press conference held in Guwahati on Wednesday, the BJP MP Bijoya Chakrawarty said that, the state government had totally failed to prevent violence in BTAD and restored peace.

"There have no reason that the Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi has yet to take charge as CM and home department," the BJP MP said.

"August 28 violence was much similar with the Mumbai Azad maidan violence," she said.

In other hand the president of AJYCP Manoj Baruah said that, the violence was totally pre-planed.

Apart from the state based organizations demand, the Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS) on Wednesday demanded for update the NRC of Assam within two years.

(Reporting by Hemanta Kumar Nath)

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