Culture of bandhs, strikes, blockades in Northeast; but sometimes they become instrument of achieving goals

By Oken Jeet Sandham About 20 bandhs and blockades are normally called by several organizations in Assam in a month. Maximum bandhs and blockades are called in Districts of Karbi Anglong, Golaghat and Jorhat bordering Nagaland. Calling bandhs and blockades have become routine affairs in Assam. They will launch agitations in the form of “economic blockade” and sometimes a complete “bandh.” The bandh will be effective for 12 hours, 24 hours, 48 hours, 100 hours, 300 hours and even 1000 Read more [...]