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Protesters block India-Bhutan road

india Updated: Jul 19, 2010 19:30 IST

The movement of vehicles between India and Bhutan was halted for over five hours on Monday by several students and social organisations near Rangiya in Assam in support of their demands.

The protesters blocked the international road at Kumarikata near Rangiya in Kamrup (Rural) district, stopping road communication between the two countries, official sources said.

They were peacefully demanding the repair of the road and protection against the ongoing erosion by Barnadi river in the area, the sources said.

The demonstrators included among others, All Assam Students Union (AASU), All Bodo Students Union (ABSU), Gorkha Students Union, Bengali Students Federation and Asom Jatiyatabadi Yuba Chatra Parishad.