Assam Bandh Postponed to December 30

Assam Bandh Postponed to December 30

Krishak-Sramik Unnayan Parisad (KSUP) in a press release stated that the Assam Bandh that was called on 27 December will be postponed to 30 December.

The press release mentioned that in lieu of the exams that are to be held on 27 December, and considering the requests of the students, the Assam bandh that was called by the KSUP and 10 other regional organisations has been postponed to the 30 December.

The 12-hour Assam bandh called on Friday next demanding the release of peasant leader and RTI activist Akhil Gogoi has been postponed till December 30.

The shutdown was called from 5 am till 5 pm on Friday by Krishak Shramik Unnayan Parishad (KSUP) along with seven other organizations.

“We learnt that on December 27 a number of examinations are to take place in various institutions and universities,” said KSUP president Pradip Kalita on Thursday.

“Hence, for the benefit of the students, we have decided to postpone the bandh till December 30,” he added.

The organizations while announcing about their shutdown programme demanded the repeal of the contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA).

They further demanded that Akhil Gogoi should be unconditionally released immediately.

However, the organizations further informed that fire services, medical, examinations and other emergency services are exempted from the purview of the bandh.

The organizations further appealed to their volunteers and the general public to observe the bandh in a totally democratic and peaceful manner.

Akhil Gogoi was arrested on December 16 last by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) amid widespread protests against the CAA in the State.

Earlier, a 12-hour Assam bandh has been called on Friday, December 27 demanding release of peasant leader and RTI activist Akhil Gogoi and other leaders.