Mixed response to bandh in Barak

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The 12-hour Assam bandh is partial to total at Sonai, Rangpur, Silchar, Swadhin bazaar in Barak Valley.

The bandh is total in the valley’s commercial areas such as Swadhin bazaar, Sonai, Rangpur in Silchar district etc.

Picketers burnt tyres at Swadhin bazaar in Sonai while Khilonjia Jana-Suraksha Samittee has staged road blockade at Rangpur in Silchar.

Some shopkeepers closed shop voluntarily or fearing trouble, while some were forced to down shutters by motorcycle-borne youths carrying organisational flags.

The 12-hour Assam bandh called by the 46 organisations of the state on Tuesday turns violent. Sporadic incidents of stone pelting, tyre burning and occasional lathi charges were reported from various places of Assam so far.

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