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Tripura strike evokes mixed response, 15 hurt

By The Assam Tribune
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AGARTALA, Dec 16 - At least 15 people were injured in clashes and around 2,000 picketers arrested as a 12-hour shutdown observed in tribal-dominated areas of Tripura evoked a mixed response.

The dawn-to-dusk strike was called by the Indigenous People�s Front of Tripura (IPFT) to demand carving out of a separate State for indigenous tribes from Tripura.

�At least 15 people, including supporters of IPFT and ruling Communist Party of India-Marxist, were injured in a clash between bandh supporters and rival political parties and businessmen,� a police official said.

He said that in areas under the Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council, a numbers of shops, business establishments and educational institutions remained closed and vehicles went off the roads. Attendance in government offices, too, was less. � IANS

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Tripura strike evokes mixed response, 15 hurt

AGARTALA, Dec 16 - At least 15 people were injured in clashes and around 2,000 picketers arrested as a 12-hour shutdown observed in tribal-dominated areas of Tripura evoked a mixed response.

The dawn-to-dusk strike was called by the Indigenous People�s Front of Tripura (IPFT) to demand carving out of a separate State for indigenous tribes from Tripura.

�At least 15 people, including supporters of IPFT and ruling Communist Party of India-Marxist, were injured in a clash between bandh supporters and rival political parties and businessmen,� a police official said.

He said that in areas under the Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council, a numbers of shops, business establishments and educational institutions remained closed and vehicles went off the roads. Attendance in government offices, too, was less. � IANS