Tribals call for a 24-hour strike in Bengal

February 6th, 2009 - 9:03 pm ICT by ANI  

Siliguri, Feb. 6, (ANI): Akhil Bharatiya Adivasi Vikas Parishad (ABAVP) activists on Friday staged a 24-hour protest over a clash between tribals and police.
The tribals have given the call to protest against the police firing on them at Nagrakata.
ABAVP Assistant Secretary Rajesh Toppno said police arrested four members of the group when they tried to protect their supporters.
When our workers protested against the arrests, the police started firing on them. That is why again we have come on the streets to protest against the firings, Toppno said.
Reportedly, the four ABAVP leaders were involved in a recent clash with the Gorkha Janamukti Morcha (GJM).
The clash between Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) and ABAVP took place last month when supporters of the GJM took out a rally on January 16.
The strike had a huge impact in the entire Terai and Dooars region, and all the shops, schools and other institutions remained closed since dawn. (ANI)

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