Curfew Imposed After 2 Killed In Assam Police Firing

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Guwahati: An indefinite curfew clamped in Maibang area in Dima Hasao district of Assam continued on Friday even as the two persons injured in on Thursday’s violence succumbed to injuries.

The 48-hour Dima Hasao district bandh was called by a number of groups to protest Thursday’s police firing. The groups have also demanded a written statement from the government on the ‘Nagalim’ issue in the context of the hill district.

The bandh has paralysed normal life in this central Assam district. Southern Assam, Mizoram and Tripura are totally cut off due to this agitation, said Pranav Jyoti Sarma, Chief Public Relations Officer Northeast Frontier Railway. “The passengers have been waiting at the stations for more then 24 hours now.

Railway property was vandalised and permanent damage caused to track. We can’t run trains till we are sure of the safety of the track. So we are trying to evacuate passengers by road,” he added.

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