Bandh called by Muslim Yuva Parishad to protest against the recent violence
Official sources said shops, schools, business establishment and financial institutions remained closed while there was less traffic on the national highway.
Train movement, however, was not affected.
The bandh has been called by new outfit, Muslim Yuva Parishad.
Gogoi admitted that relief camps were overcrowded and there was need for decongestion and proper sanitation. He appealed to the people to ignore rumours which were spreading "like wildfire".
Expressing concern over destruction of houses and property, civil society members urged the government to seize illegal arms.
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