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11 hurt in acid attack during AASAA bandh

By The Assam Tribune

MANGALDOI/TEZPUR, Oct 11 � At least 11 people were injured today when protesters supporting a 12-hour bandh in Bodoland Territorial Council allegedly hurled an acid bomb at a bus near here, the police said, reports PTI.

The bandh call was given by All Adivasi Students� Association of Assam, they said, adding the bandh enforcers threw a bomb at the vehicle at Lalbagh Orang in Udalguri district after which 11 passengers sustained burn injuries.

The condition of seven of the injured was stated to be critical and five of them have been shifted to Gauhati Medical College Hospital and two to Kanaklata Civil Hospital in Tezpur, they added.

The student group announced the bandh to demand for Scheduled Tribe status for Adivasis in Assam and rehabilitation of the community members evicted from forest lands.

Our Udalguri Correspondent adds: The 12-hour BTAD bandh called by All Adivasi Students� Association of Assam (AASAA) hit normal life in Udalguri district today. Being a festive season, however, many business establishments in town area were seen partially open while the government offices ran without difficulty with less presence. The bandh was total in tea garden regions of the district

Nine of the injured were identified as Narad Adhikary(24), Ms Tarani Hazarika (40), Urmila Baishya (28), Dipjyoti Kalita, Hiranya Mahanta (26), Lindo Baishya (6), Nripen Baishya (26), Abhiram Munda (17) and Starrpol Dhanowar (24).

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11 hurt in acid attack during AASAA bandh

MANGALDOI/TEZPUR, Oct 11 � At least 11 people were injured today when protesters supporting a 12-hour bandh in Bodoland Territorial Council allegedly hurled an acid bomb at a bus near here, the police said, reports PTI.

The bandh call was given by All Adivasi Students� Association of Assam, they said, adding the bandh enforcers threw a bomb at the vehicle at Lalbagh Orang in Udalguri district after which 11 passengers sustained burn injuries.

The condition of seven of the injured was stated to be critical and five of them have been shifted to Gauhati Medical College Hospital and two to Kanaklata Civil Hospital in Tezpur, they added.

The student group announced the bandh to demand for Scheduled Tribe status for Adivasis in Assam and rehabilitation of the community members evicted from forest lands.

Our Udalguri Correspondent adds: The 12-hour BTAD bandh called by All Adivasi Students� Association of Assam (AASAA) hit normal life in Udalguri district today. Being a festive season, however, many business establishments in town area were seen partially open while the government offices ran without difficulty with less presence. The bandh was total in tea garden regions of the district

Nine of the injured were identified as Narad Adhikary(24), Ms Tarani Hazarika (40), Urmila Baishya (28), Dipjyoti Kalita, Hiranya Mahanta (26), Lindo Baishya (6), Nripen Baishya (26), Abhiram Munda (17) and Starrpol Dhanowar (24).

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