Thursday, November 26, 2009

Upper Assam bandh on December 1

DIBRUGARH, Nov 26: The Asom Jatiyatabadi Yuba Parishad (AJYP) has called for dawn to dusk 12-hour upper Assam bandh on December 1, in protest against the State Government’s apathy towards their demands.
In a statement issued to the press, the vice-president of AJYP alleged that the illegal syndicate run by a section of goons with the active support of the State Government was the chief cause of the steep price hike of the essential commodities. The parishad demanded that the State Government’s Food and Civil Supply Department should play an active role in initiating punitive steps against black marketers and make it mandatory for all businessmen to display their stock and rate of the various essential commodities. The parishad demanded stern action against those supply officials who fails to oblige the department’s directives.
The demands of the parishad were– scheduling of six ethnic communities, introduction of full autonomy and dual citizenship besides to contain the steep price hike of the essential commodities. THE SENTINEL

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