All business companies, offices and educational institutions remained close during the bandh. Long-route buses and other passenger carrying vehicles also cancelled their every day pursuing schedule due to the bandh. The bandh paralysed the usual lives of the people of the said five districts.
The students’ body called the bandh in protest against the killing of two student leaders belonging to Atasu and Aattsa in Sivasagar on May 3 last. Some organizations like All Assam Tea Tribes Students Association (Aattsa), Asom Yuba Parishad, All Adivasi Students Association of Assam, All Tai Ahom Yuba Parishad and All Assam Gorkha Students Union comprehensive their support to the agitation.
Atasu president Pranjal Rajkonwar said that “We called the 36-hour Assam bandh from this morning to protest the brutal killing of two student leaders by miscreants in cohorts with police. We demanded that the government arrest the culprits immediately and ensure compensation to the victims’ families.”
He added that Atasu has insisted a compensation of Rs10 lakh and Rs 5 lakh each for the families of the deceased and injured persons respectively at the initial.
The Atasu leader assumed that a group of workers from the factory of a Congress leader, with hold of the Sivasagar police, attacked and killed the two students viciously. However, the culprits have not been arrested as so far.