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AAKRSU stages rail blockade

Train services remained paralyzed for several hours on Wednesday when the All Assam Koch Rajbongshi Students' Union (AAKRSU) staged blockade in Kamrup (Rural) district reiterating demanding for ST status. 

AAKRSU activists in large number blocked the movement of trains by on the tracks at Kendukona Railway station from 9 in the morning shouting slogans for ST status.

Several down and up trains had to remain stranded under the impact of the 3 hours blockade. 

At least 150 agitators courted arrest as they were demanding Scheduled Tribe (ST) status for the Koch-Rajbongshis apart from a separate Kamtapur state. 
The Siphung Passenger train was detained at Rangiya, Kamakhya-Alipurduar Inter City Express was halted at Nalbari. The
Dekargaon Express stopped in between Kendukona and Rangiya while the Dn Trivandrum Express and North East Express were controlled at Guwahati Railway station.

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