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Forty years ago, June 27, 1980: Assam Bandh

Despite the government’s strong warning, most of the officers did not turn up for work. K Ramamurthy, senior advisor to the governor, said no untoward incident was reported from the state.

By: Express News Service | Published: June 27, 2020 12:16:29 am
indian express news The Indian Express, June 27, 1980, forty years ago.

Work in banks and Central government offices and normal life was completely paralysed because of the 24-hour long bandh. Despite the government’s strong warning, most of the officers did not turn up for work. K Ramamurthy, senior advisor to the governor, said no untoward incident was reported from the state. He said about 70 protestors of the AASU and Gana Sangram Parishad were arrested for picketing in front of government offices. While vehicular services were off the road, train and air services were suspended for the day. However, a bomb exploded in Bongaon yesterday killing nine people.

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