Large Scale Arson Hits Assam’s Karbi Anglong

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Guwahati: Violence continues to engulf Assam’s Karbi Anglong district as protesters of several organizations demanding a separate Karbi Anglong state had set ablaze several vehicles and government offices on Thursday.

According to reports, protesters set ablaze several vehicles and government offices of forest and PWD departments in several places of the hilly district.

The protesters also vandalized Rangsina Bhawan of Asom Sahitya Sabha and set fire the Radio station at Diphu.

Meanwhile, protesters attacked and set ablaze congress offices at Phulani, Dengaon, Howraghat, Hidipi area in the district.

One person was injured in police firing during the large scale arson in the district on Thursday.

The injured person was rushed to Diphu civil hospital.

Telangana issue sparked violence in Karbi Anglong district on July 31 where a student was killed and 20 others injured in police firing after protesters set ablaze vehicles, government offices, attacked in MP, MLA’s house and in Executive Members house of Karbi Anglong Autonomous Council (KAAC).

The district administration had imposed indefinite curfew from 3:00 pm on July 31 in the district and called the army to control the violent situation.

Meanwhile, Karbi Students Union (KSA) on Thursday urged all MP, MLA’s, district council members to resign before August 15.

Several organizations have called for 100 hours bandh in the hilly district.

Hemanta Kumar Nath is a correspondent in Assam, India, who reports on local news in Assam, the north east Indian state.