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Azad Maidan redux: North East cops attacked

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. HT reports.

india Updated: Aug 29, 2012 07:48 IST
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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.

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.

First Published: Aug 29, 2012 00:09 IST