Guwahati: City Life Progresses As Usual During 12-Hour Assam Bandh
GUWAHATI: The Rashtriya Bajrang Dal (Assam Unit) has called for a 12-hour statewide bandh on Friday, September 6 in lieu of the National Register of Citizens (NRC).
According to reports, the Rashtriya Bajrang Dal has demanded the scrapping of the final NRC list and wants the preparation of a fresh citizen register with 1951 as the cut-off year.
With the bandh receiving mixed reactions in the state, Guwahati’s city life has been seen progressing as usual without much hassle or disturbance.
With rumours of news circulating of fake bandh, the Assam Unit of Rashtriya Bajrang Dal president confirmed that they have called for the bandh, however, some miscreants are spreading fake news of it being a hoax.
It is to be mentioned that earlier, the Gauhati High Court had directed the police to lodge FIRs against organisations that call and enforce for bandhs.
The court also observed, that “general public continue to suffer the depredations of the bandh organizers so much so that even doctors attending to their duties have not been spared."
Meanwhile, Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP) has made it clear that neither their party nor Bajrang Dal has called for a bandh.