Guwahati limps back to normalcy, CM visits injured

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Guwahati, Nov 25 (UNI) Normalcy was restored and curfew lifted from all parts of the city today, with the government remaining on its toes to ensure total peace in the state.

Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi today visited the injured at Guwahati Medical College and Hospital(GMCH) and instructed the authorities to ensure proper treatment.

Adivasi protestors, under the banner of All Assam Adivasi Students' Association(AAASA), had clashed with local people in the Beltola-Last Gate area of the city yesterday after the locals retaliated following alleged rampage by the adivasi protestors.

One person was confirmed dead and over 250 injured in the mishap.

Curfew was clamped in the area after the clashes.

Official sources informed that curfew has now been completely lifted and normalcy restoration. Earlier this morning, curfew was relaxed for 12 hours, up to 2000 hours.

Normal transport and trade was going on in the effected areas and today being a Sunday, shopkeepers were putting their shops in order. Last night, police had made house-to-house search to rescue any stranded protestor, who might have been chased and hounded by angry mobsters.

The state government had already announced an enquiry into the incident.

Meanwhile, about 100 injured people were released from the GMCH today and escorted by the police to their homes.

The AAASA has called a 36-hour statewide bandh from tomorrow against the incident.

The political parties have also condemned the incident. Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) working president Phani Bhusan Choudhury demanded a judicial enquiry and said that the state government has lost the right to be in power after the incident.

Former Jharkhand chief and BJP leader Arjun Munda, who arrived here this afternoon, also took a dig at the government for "failing to check" the incident.

Other tribal leaders, including Sibu Soren and Babulal Marandi, were also expected to arrive by tomorrow.


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