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