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Assam: Agitation on rail tracks for separate state

Several persons were injured after police resorted to lathicharge to disperse an agitated mob on railway tracks in lower Assam on Tuesday.



Guwahati: Several persons, including women,
were injured after police resorted to lathicharge and fired in
the air to disperse an agitated mob on railway tracks in lower
Assam on Tuesday, officials said.

The police and paramilitary forces resorted to lathicharge
and then fired in the air at New Bongaigaon station where the
All Koch Rajbonshi Students Union enforced a rail roko, they
said.

Several trains including the New Delhi-bound Rajdhani
Express and Sampakranti Express were stopped at New
Bongaingaon for a couple of hours as a result.

The Union also picketed Kokrajhar, Gossaigaon and Chautara
stations in Kokrajhar and Chirang districts, the officials
said.

The agitation on the tracks was to demand a separate
Kamtapur state and schedule tribe status to the Koch Rajbonshi
Community.

PTI

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