Tuesday's 12-hour shutdown in Assam saw a rerun of the violence at Mumbai's Azad Maidan on August 11 as miscreants targeted police and mediapersons.
More than 20 policemen and six mediapersons were injured. Bandh supporters set a newspaper-carrying van and a police jeep on fire in north-central Assam.
Security patrol a market during the Assam bandh called by All Minority Students' Union over the ethnic violence, in Guwahati. PTI photo
The shutdown, called by 31 organisations including the All Assam Minority Students' Union (Aamsu), was against the killing of migrant Muslims in western Assam.
It ended up as a random assault on another minority group of the linguistic kind - Bengali Hindus - leaving one person dead, one missing and more than 80 injured.