Curfew imposed in Guwahati after students protest rally turns violentNovember 24th, 2007 - 6:59 pm ICT by admin
Guwahati, Nov 24 (ANI): Indefinite curfew has been imposed in parts of Guwahati and army has been deployed in some parts of the city after a rally of Adivasi Students Union (ASU) turned violent today.
In a large-scale violence, at least 100 people were injured. According to State Principal Secretary (Home) Subhas Das, 60 of the injured were hospitalised.
There have been no casualties so far, he added.
ASU members demanding the Scheduled Tribe status after holding a rally at Beltola, tried to march towards the State Assembly at Dispur. On being stopped by the police, the students turned violent and attacked and injured a magistrate.
Thousands of students, armed with bows and arrows, destroyed private property and set several vehicles on fire.
According to eyewitnesses, the area from Dispur to Bashista was turned into battleground.
The locals furious at their property being attacked, also clashed with the students resulting in several being injured from both sides, officials said.
Newspersons were not being allowed to get near to the troubled areas. (ANI)
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