No newspapers in Guwahati following hawkers agitation

Guwahati: The city goes without newspapers on Saturday following hawkers' three-day strike from today demanding higher commission from the agencies.

Newspaper agencies were depriving the hawkers of their legitimate commission for a long period, a representative of the Guwahati Hawkers Association said here.

"We had earlier protested for a day in August and the agencies assured us that they would consider our demands. But nothing was done and we have been forced to launch a three-day agitation," they said.

The hawkers have further threatened to extend their agitation to the rest of the state if the on-going agitation does not yield any result.