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Ten injured in clashes during bandh in Assam

PTI  Haflong, Assam, September 28, 2012
First Published: 18:21 IST(28/9/2012) | Last Updated: 18:24 IST(28/9/2012)

Indefinite curfew was clamped in Assam's hill district of Dima Hasao after at least ten people were injured in separate incidents of clashes between bandh enforcers and the police on Friday.

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Official sources said the clashes took place at several places in the district, including the district headquarter town of Haflong, following a 48-hr bandh call by North Cachar Indigenous People's Forum and North Cachar Indigenous Womens forum which ended at 5pm on Friday.

The bandh was called to demand bifurcation of Dima Hasao district into two autonomous districts.

As a precautionary measure, indefinite curfew was clamped and the situation was now under control, sources said.

As the supporters gathered to enforce the bandh, police fired in the air to disperse them. In the melee, at least ten people were injured, sources said.

They have been admitted to Haflong civil hospital.


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