12-hour bandh by tribals cripples life

DIBRUHARH: A 12-hour Assam bandh called via tribal organisations of the state in protest against the federal government's failure to refill vacant posts reserved for Scheduled Tribes (ST) disrupted existence in upper Assam on Tuesday. The strike was once total in Dibrugarh, Tinsukia, Sivasagar and Charaideo districts the place there's a important concentration of tribals.

While instructional institutions, banks and business institutions remained closed in the districts, automobiles remained off the roads all the way through bandh hours. Though executive places of work functioned as standard, attendance was once thin. In Moran, Tinsukia and Sonari, bandh supporters burnt tyres at the nationwide highway.


The Coordination Committee of the Tribal Organisations of Assam, a joint platform of various tribal bodies, alleged that 12,155 posts reserved for STs are mendacity vacant in various departments in spite of directions from the additional chief secretary of the dept of welfare of plains tribes and backward classes to fill them up via December 31, 2017. The committee may be demanding rehabilitation of displaced tribals of Laika and Dodhiya woodland villages within Dibru-Saikhowa Reserve Forest in Tinsukia district and vote casting rights for tribals of 450 villages in Sonitpur district and 85 villages in Biswanath district in the panchayat elections.
12-hour bandh by tribals cripples life 12-hour bandh by tribals cripples life Reviewed by kailash soni on March 14, 2018 Rating: 5
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