Handicaps block NH 31 in protest


Siliguri: Alleging that the state Government is not providing adequate facilities, the handicapped people on Thursday took the roads to protest against the Government apathy.

The National Highway 31, leading  from Siliguri to Bagdogra was blocked. The blockade was removed after Police intervention and a few protesters were also arrested.

Kanti Ganguly, on behalf of the protesters said, “The handicapped people are deprived of all amenities. No government works for us. The new law proposed by the government has not been implemented. So we have organized today’s civil disobedience.”

He also said that if their demands are not heeded, they will go for strike on a larger aspect.