EPA 2012-08-27 15:54:20 12-hour strike call to protest against the ongoing violence in the lower Assam districts
A vendor reads newspaper in front of the closed shops during the 12-hour strike call given by the Bajrang Dal to protest against the ongoing violence in the lower Assam districts of Assam state, India, 27 August 2012. Reports state that normal life was paralysed in Assam by a 12-hour strike call as supporters burnt tyres and threw stones at vehicles in different parts of the state during which police took nearly 500 of them into preventive custody in different parts of the state. The recent violence between Bodo tribal community and Muslims has claimed more than 87 lives. EPA/STR
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