Economic blockade in upper Assam temporarily withdrawn
The indefinite economic blockade by 12 organisations on roads in upper Assam connecting Arunachal Pradesh was temporarily withdrawn from 5 pm today.india Updated: Aug 28, 2010 20:32 IST
The indefinite economic blockade by 12 organisations on roads in upper Assam connecting Arunachal Pradesh was temporarily withdrawn from 5 pm on Saturday.
The blockade at Charaipung, launched to prevent essential goods from reaching Arunachal Pradesh via Assam, was withdrawn in the interest of the general public of both the states, the sponsors said.
A joint appeal to withdraw the blockade had been made by the governments of the two states at a meeting in Guwahati on Friday.
Students body Asom Jatiyatabadi Yuba Chatra Parishad (AJYCP), however, threatened to reimpose the blockade if there were attacks in Assam by Arunachali miscreants aided by NSCN-IM militants.
With the withdrawal of the blockade, trucks carrying essential goods began to move towards Arunachal Pradesh. Other vehicles were also seen travelling between the two states.
Sibsagar deputy commissioner NN Hussain told PTI that no fresh incident of violence or arson was reported in the Charaipung area and efforts were on by both states to normalise the situation at the border.
Arunachal Pradesh home and finance ministers visited the border areas in Assam and initiated the process for demolishing the bunkers erected by Arunachal police there. Assam would launch a similar process, he said.
Plucking of leaves in the tea gardens at Charaipung restarted from today, he said.
First Published: Aug 28, 2010 20:31 IST