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Assam bandh over Indo-Bangla land deal draws mixed response
Thursday May 7, 2015 9:49 PM, IANS

Guwahati: The 10-hour Assam bandh on Thursday against the central government's decision to hand over the state's land to Bangladesh evoked a mixed response.

The bandh called by the Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) failed to impact the movement of trains and flights.

There were, however, reports of a few stray incidents from some districts where the bandh supporters blocked roads and prevented the vehicles from plying.

The bandh supporters took to the streets and staged protest in many places across the state, including Guwahati city.

The bandh, however, failed to drew a major response in Assam's capital town Guwahati.

Police arrested several of bandh supporters.

Schools, colleges, business establishments remained closed in many areas while the government offices too recorded thin attendance in many places.

"There is no difference between the BJP and the Congress. While the Congress when it was in power signed the land boundary protocol with Bangladesh in 2011 without taking consent of the people, the BJP is now implementing it and this indicates both the parties' attitude towards Assam and its people," said AGP leader Durga Das Boro.

"On May 16, we are going to organise a massive procession in Guwahati to protest the central government's move," Boro said.

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