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School set ablaze in Assam's Goalpara district

A school and some vehicles were set ablaze in Assam's Goalpara district on Monday after violence erupted in the area following announcement of election to the Rabha Hasong Autonomous Council.

india Updated: Oct 21, 2013 16:11 IST
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A school and some vehicles were set ablaze in Assam's Goalpara district on Monday after violence erupted in the area following announcement of election to the Rabha Hasong Autonomous Council.

A lower primary school at Puthimari was burnt down during the bandh called since Sunday by the Garo National Council and 10 non-Rabha organisations.

At Kasomari and Torangthap, two mini buses and a car were also set ablaze. Garo and non-Rabha people, armed with sharp weapons and rods, have been protesting against the upcoming polls demanding that non-Rabha villages should be excluded from the council.

The bandh called from 5am on Sunday affected normal life in the Garo and non-Rabha areas of the district. The Council polls were announced on Friday and will be held in three phases between November 13 and 25.