RUKSIN, 19 Jul: Normal life in Ruksin subdivision in East Siang district was affected due to the 10-hour bandh imposed by the Legong Banggo Students Union (LBSU) in protest against the authority’s alleged failure to free government plots in Sille-Oyan circle from encroachers.
Members of the union blocked NH 515 at Ruksin gate, Oyan Charali and Rani to prevent the movement of vehicles.
While the government offices recorded thin attendance, all the shops, business establishments, petrol depots and private institutions remained closed during the bandh hours.
The bandh also affected emergency and essential services. However, no untoward incident was reported.
LBSU general secretary David Siram said “the villagers of Pasighat West constituency are also supporting the movement, terming the demand genuine.”
He said that the union would continue the protest until its demand is met.
“We will launch the second phase of the movement from the last week of this month if the authority continues to show unresponsive attitude,” Siram said.
The union is demanding action against land encroachers, including eviction and cancellation of land possession certificates issued to them.