Assam was affected by shutdowns called by various groups on Monday, with the Bodoland agitation crippling four districts of the western and northern parts of the state.
The United Democratic Peoples’ Front, backed by the Bodoland Peoples’ Front, the ruling Congress’ ally, called the 24-hour shutdown. The four districts fall under the jurisdiction of the Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC).
There were no reports of violence in the BTC areas. Vehicles were off the roads, particularly on NH-31, which connects the Northeast with the country. “Train services were not affected,” said Northeast Frontier Railway spokesman S. Hajong.