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School set ablaze in Assam's Goalpara district

india Updated: Oct 21, 2013 16:11 IST
Assam

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.