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Train services hit, violence continues in Assam

Kokrajhar (Assam), Aug 2, 2013 (PTI):
Violence erupted in Assam's Karbi Anglong hills district on Wednesday as supporters of separate state for 'Karbi tribal' involved in clashes with police and CRPF at the district's head quarter, Diphu. PTI Photo

Train services were today paralysed in Assam as several Bodo outfits resorted to a 12-hour railway blockade in Kokrajhar while violence continued for the third day in Karbi Anglong as ethnic groups stepped up their demand for a separate state on the lines of Telangana.

All Bodo Student's Union (ABSU) along with prominent Bodo organisations, including NDFB (Progressive), All Bodo Womens' Federation (ABWF), Bodo Sahitya Sabha (BSS), Bodo Peoples' Progressive Front (BPPF) and others squatted on railway tracks with placards at Kokrajhar Railway Station since early morning with no trains either entering or leaving Kokrajhar.

Major trains like Up and Down Rajdhani Express, Saraighat Express, Kamrup Express, Brahmaputra Mail have been regulated at several stations including Guwahati, Bongaigaon, Rangiya and Alipurduar while five local trains have been cancelled, North East Frontier Railway sources said.

Tight security has been imposed in and around all railway stations in Lower Assam districts of Kokrajhar, Bongaigaon, Chirang, Baksa, Nalbari and Kamrup.
Violence, meanwhile, continued in Karbi Anglong district with protestors setting ablaze a government vehicle at Nungpung, an electricity office and the handloom and textile departments at Hamrem, police said.

The police have arrested the President of Karbi Students' Association (KSA) Laiseng Engleng for allegedly inciting violence and seven others have been rounded up from Dokmoka area.


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