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12-hour capital bandh by AAPSU ends peacefully

By Staff
Google Oneindia News

Naharlagun, July 28 (UNI) The 12-hour bandh, called by All Arunachal Pradesh Students' Union (AAPSU) protesting against the Asom forest department, ended peacefully here today.

The bandh was called against the alleged violation of the status quo agreement on border dispute and atrocities committed on Arunachalese by Asom forest department.

Life was disrupted as all modes of transport remained off the road, shops, banks, schools and post offices remained closed. NH 52A, which serves as the main thoroughfare of the Capital Complex, wore a deserted look expect a few state transport buses, plying on the roads.

After the alleged demolition of private and school buildings by Asom Police at Tanglam Russa village in Kanubari circle of Tirap district on July 21, the Asom-Arunachal boundary dispute got violent on July 26.

The alleged firing by Asom Forest Protection Force (AFPF) in Dollungmukh area of Lower Subansiri district had injured three Arunachalese, one of whom was admitted to R K Mission Hospital here in a serious condition.

Protesting over Asom Police's action, the AAPSU also accused Arunachal government of remaining a silent spectator.


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