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Guwahati, Dec 8: The country wide Bharat bandh has evoked partial impact in Assam and other parts of northeast. While a considerable impact was seen in Assam and Tripura with most of  Business establishments, shops, schools, colleges, educational institutions remained closed, in other parts of Northeast the bandh evoked partial or little response.

In Guwahati,  partial impact of the bandh is being witnessed, while government transport is playing, long distance buses are mostly off road. Very few city buses and cabs were seen plying, in parts of northeast partial impacted by the bandh.

Security forces kept vigil at railway stations, roads and other important places to ensure the nationwide shutdown remains peaceful.

Protests in favour of the bandh have been more impactful in Upper Assam and Barak valley region of Assam. In Assam, as many as 15 organisations including Congress, AIUDF, Asom Jatiya Parishad (AJP), Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS), Left parties have extended their supports to the nationwide strike.

In Meghalaya, Expressing solidarity to the nationwide Bharat Bandh called by the farmers against Farmer’s Bill, the Meghalaya Pradesh Committee today organized a protest demonstration in Shillong. Spearheading the protest at Congress Bhawan, Congress Legislator Dr Ampareen Lyngdoh said the Congress stands with the farmers and supports people’s rights.

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