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Bandh disrupts life in Guwahati

Tuesday 29 May 2007

Special Correspondent

Guwahati: City residents and traders protested the series of bomb attacks on innocent civilians by the United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) for the second consecutive day by observing a total bandh on Monday.

A banner organisation 30 different trade associations and chambers which sponsored the bandh also demanded that the government immediately initiate unconditional dialogue with the ULFA. It served a week’s deadline to the government for initiating a dialogue with the ULFA or face a statewide movement.

Assam Governor Lt. Gen. (retd.) Ajai Singh reviewed the law and order situation in the wake of the ULFA-triggered blasts in the city at a meeting with Home Commissioner Rajiv Bora, Director General of Police R.N. Mathur, Inspector General of Police (Law and Order) Khagen Sharma, Kamrup (Metrpolitan) Deputy Commisisoner Abinash Joshi.

The bandh passed off peacefully with no report of any untoward incident.

Educational institutions, banks, financial institutions, private establishment remained closed. City buses were off the road. The train and flight services were not affected, official sources said.

See online : The Hindu

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